Just opened

Photograph: Mimi Cabell

Bottoms up

The pursuit for the perfect pair of pants is a veritable Holy Grail quest. But with the arrival of Alice + Olivia’s midtown outpost, the search just got a bit easier. Housed in a landmark Art Deco building and appointed with a white patent-leather ottoman and black chandeliers, the space is a modish backdrop for Stacey Bendet’s beloved signature trousers, including a skinny plaid version ($264). Note that the boutique doesn’t neglect ladies’ upper halves: Standouts include a chevron-striped toggle sweater ($130) and a reversible rabbit-fur and cotton vest ($396). And for the sweet-toothed pant hunter, there’s a mini Dylan’s Candy Bar within a stone’s throw of the dressing room. 80 W 40th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-840-1155). — Tracey Lomrantz