Peruvian owner Elena Ramos-Velita has been catering to ladies who power-lunch since 2009, when she opened a boutique for her beautifully tailored, corporate-chic separates on Sullivan Street. Though Velita has found a new Nolita home, the small store, whose soft gray walls are bedecked with black-and-white photographs of fetching models, has retained its classy, modern charm. The roomy racks are reserved for the shop’s namesake line—made from European fabrics (mostly silk and stretch cotton) and manufactured in Italy—which includes structured yet comfortable basics like slender cotton blazers ($375), flirty cowl-neck sleeveless dresses ($315) and deep V-neck short-sleeved button-down shirts ($175). An assortment of unique jewelry, including Cecilia Ramos’s spinelike wooden necklaces ($525), plus leather handbags ($265–$495) from designers both local (Antibellum) and European (CBL Paris) round out the offerings.
211 Mott St
|Cross street:||between Prince and Spring Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–7:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; C, E to Spring St; N, R to Prince St|