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Pound the pavement for Soho's best sidewalk shops.

  • Designer Look Likes

  • Designer Look Likes

  • Sanuk by Jeremy

  • Sanuk by Jeremy

  • Dr. Bubbles Handmade Soap

  • Dr. Bubbles Handmade Soap

  • Dr. Bubbles Handmade Soap

  • Flux

  • Flux

  • Paul Aude Designs

  • Paul Aude Designs

  • Paul Aude Designs

  • anadiadesigns

  • anadiadesigns

  • Guenevere Rodriguez

  • Guenevere Rodriguez

  • Jap Pop Art

  • Jap Pop Art

  • L'Art de la Rue

  • L'Art de la Rue

Designer Look Likes

1. Designer Look Likes
Knockoffs of brand-name shades can be found on virtually any block in Manhattan, but instead of merely stamping a fake logo onto frames, these craftspeople make styles that subtly resemble Gucci aviators ($10--$15), Ray-Ban Wayfarers ($10--$15) and Prada round frames ($15). The shop also displays prices clearly; no one’s out to hustle the customers. W Houston St between Sullivan and Thompson Sts (no phone). Fri--Sun 11am--6pm.

2. Sanuk by Jeremy
This New York native and jewelry designer honed his craft while traveling in Asia. He now partners with Thai jewelry makers to produce the raw stone and silver rings that he sells in front of Shrine Church of St. Anthony. His rings are statement pieces, so prepare to pay big bucks for an iron alloy style ($140), a sterling silver and amethyst stunner ($150) or his signature skull rings ($200--$220). W Houston St between Sullivan and Thompson Sts (914-610-8768, sanukbyjeremy.com). Fri--Sun 9:30am--7pm.

3. Dr. Bubbles Handmade Soap
Dr. Bubbles, also known as Dorothy de Groat, was on a mission to cure her cracked hands when she discovered that many beauty products are loaded with chemicals. Her solution was to create handmade bar soap ($6), foaming hand soap ($9) and lip balm ($4) from natural ingredients like shea butter, rice bran and coconut, available in luscious scents like pear pomegranate and lavender oatmeal. W Houston St between Sullivan and Thompson Sts (973-944-0544, drbubbles.artfire.com). Fri--Sun 10am--7pm.

4. Flux
Putting his Cooper Union art degree to good use, Ryan Greer screenprints his own photos on nature-inspired tees ($35) and dresses with pockets ($45). His accessories line features felt messenger bags ($180) and fabric oxford shoes ($120), a collaboration with Greenpoint brand Osborn Design Studios. Prince St at Wooster St (fluxproductions.etsy.com). Fri--Sun noon--6:30pm.

5. Paul Aude Designs
Find a bag with a vintage look without pawing through secondhand merchandise at a stand hawking Turkish leather bags, belts and journals that all appear aged to perfection. Aude achieves a matured look in his hides with oil and exposure to good old-fashioned sunlight in his Elmhurst studio. Check for his rustic leather backpacks ($140), journals made with recycled paper ($10--$45) or handy wristlets ($39). Prince St between Broadway and Mercer St (212-365-4223, audeandamy.com). Thu--Sun 11am--6:30pm.

6. anadiadesigns
Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf would go bananas for Nadia Scaglione’s headpieces. Made from natural silks and bird feathers, the headbands and barrettes are both preppy and funky, and include taffeta bow styles ($30), peacock haircombs ($20) and stylish hats ($75--$185). Prince St between Mott and Mulberry Sts (917-749-3936, anadiadesign.com). Sat, Sun noon--6pm.

7. Guenevere Rodriguez
This jewelry maker sells her wares in high-end stores Steven Alan and Henri Bendel, but her delicate chains and hammered hoops are 50 percent less expensive at her eponymous Soho street outpost. Score dainty stone rings for $38--$98 (normally $98--$150) or long chain necklaces with quartz pendants starting at $98 (originally starting at $140). Prince St between Mott and Mulberry Sts (718-387-4878, guenevererodriguez.com). Fri--Sun 11am--7pm.

8. Jap Pop Art
It’s time to replace your college Scarface poster with real wall art, like these East-meets-West prints by artist Zane Fix. His spin on an Andy Warhol classic puts Audrey Hepburn in Kabuki makeup, while another depicts a gun-slinging geisha, all done in traditional Japanese wood-block style. Limited-edition prints run from $20 to $50 depending on size. Union Square East at E 15th St (212-727-1847, jappopart.com). Wed, Fri--Sun 9am--7pm.

9. Magic Leather Girls
The crew at this street stand consists of Mia Davis, Chiquita Montgomery and Dolce Muir, who work magic on leather in their Newark kitchen. The results are funky leather bracelets with a tie-dye pattern ($60), hand-carved cuffs ($35) and thick studded bangles ($35). E 14th St at Park Ave South (magicleathergirls.com). Thu--Sun 11am--7pm.

10. L’Art de la Rue
Karubi Mohamed, originally from North Africa, uses treasures he’s gathered on his worldwide travels to create the diverse baubles he sells at his Meatpacking outpost. His collection consists of carved stone rings ($30), assorted charm necklaces crafted from shells and brass keys ($25--$30), and rings made of antique coins ($40--$60). Ninth Ave between 14th and 15th Sts. Wed--Mon 11am--6pm.

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