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Acne men’s slim-fit jeans, $270
Acne sheer print collared shirt, $480
Blondi’s Hair Salon
Ernest Alexander
Ernest Alexander waxed-canvas iPad sleeve, $90
Ernest Alexander overnight bag, $465
Ernest Alexander plaid button-up, $135
 (Photograph: James Knapp)8/13
Photograph: James KnappFaberge four-leaf-clover earrings, $28,306
Karen Walker sunglasses, $280, at Ultimate Spectacle
Romeo Gigli tortoiseshell glasses, $200, at Ultimate Spectacle
Vineyard Vines men’s shorts, $80 each
Vineyard Vines women’s pocket tees, $50 each
Vineyard Vines vibrant patterned board shorts, $80 each

New stores (June 7–13, 2012)



Shopping Womenswear Soho

This covetable Swedish import is moving its only NYC store just a few doors down on the same Soho street to a larger location. The space will maintain the brand’s minimalist vibe with marble floors, gray walls, white tables and glass display cases. Women can nab sophisticated looks such as front-pleated skirts ($290); structured blouses ($580) with haphazard, geometric seams; and sheer, print collared shirts ($480). Men can spruce up their wardrobe with work-ready trousers ($260) and classic trench coats ($1,200). Of course, you’ll find denim, including Acne’s most popular styles: slim-fit jeans for men ($270) and cropped, relaxed-fit boyfriend styles for women ($270).

Blondi’s Hair Salon

Health and beauty Spas Upper West Side

Stylist Joseph Nassar opened his original Upper East Side salon in 2005, followed by an Upper West Side location in 2008. Now he’s added a third spot to the mix, offering hair and makeup services from Aveda-trained stylists. Inside the chandelier-bedecked space, you’ll find 12 cherrywood workstations for services including cuts (men $40–$55, women $95–$110), color (single process $65, highlights $150–$280) and herbal treatment masks ($45) for parched hair. There’s also a chair toward the back of the salon for professional makeup applications ($65) and eyebrow threading ($25).


Christian Liaigre

Shopping Design and interiors Lenox Hill

This French furniture designer has made a name for himself producing pieces for the Mercer Hotel, members of the fashion set including Calvin Klein and business powerhouses such as Rupert Murdoch. Since opening his first Paris store in 1987, Liaigre has expanded, with locations in London, Brussels and Bangkok. He adds NYC to that list with this showroom and boutique, situated in an Upper East Side townhouse. Each of the four floors highlights different room setups, showcasing Liaigre’s clean, pared-down aesthetic. On the ground level, you’ll find a dining-room area featuring an oak table with curved legs ($18,200) and a sitting room outfitted with a sleek square-pillow sofa ($22,750). In the basement, find lighting such as metal wall sconces ($1,583), while on the highest floor you’ll encounter a living-room vignette displaying a plush sitting chair with a curved wooden back ($11,211) and upholstered dining chairs ($9,514 each).

Ernest Alexander

Shopping Menswear Soho

You’ll discover rustic American menswear ($130–$395) and unisex accessories ($50–$895) at this local brand’s first store. The company’s vintage sensibility is reflected in the modern trading-post aesthetic of the space, with original hardwood flooring, tin ceilings, handmade shelving, wood-paneled dressing rooms and moose antlers adorning the walls. Guys can up their style game with tailored twill blazers ($395), chambray work shirts ($155), plaid button-ups ($135) and raw-denim jeans ($195). Men and women alike will want to pick up waxed-cotton canvas briefcases ($295), classic canvas messenger bags ($295), and larger overnight styles ($465) with side zippered pockets and removable shoulder straps. Brightly colored utility totes ($195) and mailer-envelope-style, waxed-canvas iPad sleeves ($90) are perfect for day trips.



Shopping Jewelry Lenox Hill

If your wallet is full enough to drop several grand on jewel-encrusted Easter eggs, hit up this luxury jewelry brand’s first U.S. location. The boutique stocks polished baubles whose price tags range from $1,300 all the way up to $3 million. The store’s interior is decked out with silk curtains, sleek oak floors, and gray, silver and royal-purple hues, giving it a jewelry-box-like feel. For men, we spotted sapphire-and-diamond cuff links ($14,044), rose-gold-and-leather timepieces ($22,000–$128,000) and colorful enamel tumblers ($2,500–$200,061). Ladies can adorn themselves with diamond four-leaf-clover earrings ($28,306) and flower-shaped cuffs embedded with rubies and diamonds ($422,000).

Gramercy Park Flower Shop

Shopping Flower shops Midtown West

NYC’s oldest bloom provider—it’s been selling stems since 1904—has opened its fourth store (the others are in Gramercy, Dumbo and Chelsea Market) in the newly renovated basement of the Plaza Hotel. The subterranean boutique hawks sleeker and more contemporary floral design than the company previously offered. Scoop up ready-to-go bouquets ($25–$50) and desktop arrangements ($35–$125) made with seasonal blooms. You’ll also find a large selection of orchids ($60–$250), as well as made-to-order flower arrangements ($75–$200) and test tube vases ($43).



Shopping Upper West Side

Husband-and-wife owners Steve and Rachel Cooper have opened a second shop (the first is in Chelsea) to house their collection of vintage jewelry ($8–$35,000), which dates back as far as 1880. Pippin, named for the couple’s pet King Charles spaniel, is filled with label-less baubles as well as items from brands such as Paul Lobel, Art Smith and Peruzzi. Wood flooring, mosaic tiles, historic paintings and a vintage chandelier add to the boutique’s old-timey ambience. More than 3,000 pieces are under $50, including a 1950s multistrand bead-and-star necklace ($48), assorted clip-on earrings ($8–$42) and coin purses ($22–$32), which are displayed on dress forms and in wooden drawers. Pricier items rest behind glass cases, such as men’s diamond-and-platinum cufflinks ($400–$4,800), 1920s to 1950s engagement rings ($500–$25,000) and hand-carved diamond eternity bands ($500–$6,000). Look for one-of-kind costume pieces, such as Whiting & Davis mesh bib necklaces ($85–$125) and Illinois Watch Company gold-plated compacts ($135).

Ultimate Spectacle

Shopping Eyewear Lenox Hill

Jaclyn Edelstein was born to work in the glasses trade—her great-grandparents founded Cohen’s Fashion Optical. And while she loved the family business, she saw a hole in the market for a more fashion-forward approach to eyewear. Her first shop is adorned with white tiled floors and glossy back-lit shelves containing frames from designers such as the Row, Oliver Peoples and Linda Farrow. After taking an eye exam ($49), perch on one of the barstools along the counter to try on styles such as Miu Miu glitter specs ($270) and Romeo Gigli tortoiseshell frames ($200). There are also sunglasses, including Karen Walker fluorescent shades ($280) and RetroSuperFuture half-frame cat-eyes ($170). Those in a time crunch can take advantage of the shop’s concierge service, for which staffers will make house calls for general appointments and for previewing new lines ($250 per hour, but the charge is waived when you spend $1,000 or more).


Vineyard Vines pop-up

Shopping Midtown East

This beach-chic label from Martha’s Vineyard has set up shop inside men’s boutique Rothmans, stocking sunny apparel ($35–$225) and accessories ($10–$99) for men and women. The brand receives its own designated retail area as the first of what will be many temporary collections in the multilevel shop. Vineyard Vines started in 1998 with a line of quirky silk ties, and its full array of neckwear ($75 each) is featured here, with more than 25 wacky prints to choose from. Men’s nautical graphic tees ($35), faded cotton hoodies ($95) and vibrant patterned board shorts ($80) are also up for grabs. Ladies will be fit for the shore with palm-print tunic dresses ($118), jersey wrap scarves ($55) and signature canvas tote bags ($89–$98) emblazoned with colorful sea creatures.


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