Francophiles will adore French jeweler André Gas’s third NYC location. This space is larger than the Nolita and Upper West Side shops, and roomy enough to showcase his entire accessories collection, adding hats, bags and belts to the mix. Gas got his start in 1969 selling intricate charm bracelets on the beaches of Saint-Tropez to bronzed vacationers. The current goods evoke that same sultry feeling, but with a city edge. Each piece is handmade in France with the help of many of the same women who have been with the company since the ’70s, so there’s no outsourcing, and loads of items are one-of-a-kind. Inside the shop, an animal-skin rug is illuminated by a gorgeous white feather chandelier, mixing exotic and urban decor, and the jewelry sits on top of simple light-wood shelves, which allows the surprisingly well-priced baubles to shine. Yellow-gold tiger earrings ($165) and nylon-strap bracelets with gold-plated charms ($55–$95) are right on trend with the ’70s fashion resurgence. String rings with silver charms ($35) are like modern-day friendship bracelets, and wear-with-everything gold-heart cuffs make a perfect Mother’s Day gift ($265). Don’t miss the coconut and floral beach-in-a-bottle fragrances ($75–$95) and handwoven cotton-and-leather belts from Guatemala ($165).
|Venue name:||Gas Bijoux (CLOSED)||Contact:|
325 Bleecker St
|Cross street:||at Christopher St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
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