New stores (May 30–June 5, 2013)

  • Anya Ponorovskaya silk-charmeuse gown with train, $1,800

  • Best Made Co.

  • Best Made Co. drawstring bag, $124

  • Randolph Engineering sunglasses, $229, at Best Made Co.

  • Bite

  • Photograph: Noffar Gat

    Bite high-pigment lip pencils, $24 each

  • Bite crème lipstick, $24

  • Dusty Rose Vintage

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    Converse men’s high-top sneakers, $15, at Dusty Rose Vintage

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    Coach cross-body bag, $20, at Dusty Rose Vintage

  • Jachs

  • Jachs slim chinos, $80

  • Jachs cropped jacket, $89

  • Jachs men’s striped shirt, $50

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Foscarini Spazio Soho

  • Foscarini Le Soleil wall light, $794

  • Havaianas men’s sneakers, $58

  • Havaianas palm-print flip-flops, $32

  • Havaianas python-print flip-flops, $26

  • Eero Saarinen womb chair, $4,801, at Knoll Home Design Shop

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    Marc Krusin lounge chair, $1,559, at Knoll Home Design Shop

  • Eero Saarinen side table, $3,455, at Knoll Home Design Shop

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    ManuelRacim button-up shirt, $165

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    ManuelRacim pinstripe button-up shirt, $165

  • Triple Diamond Tattoo

  • Vu Hair New York

  • Photograph: Kevin Hees

    Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil bronzer, $45, at Vu Hair New York

  • Living Proof Restore shampoo, $14, at Vu Hair New York

Anya Ponorovskaya silk-charmeuse gown with train, $1,800

Anya Ponorovskaya

  • Price band: 3/4

FIT grad Anya Ponorovskaya already has two stores on Elizabeth Street and one in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, for her eponymous contemporary womenswear label that she started in 2007. She opens her first dedicated wedding shop, featuring painted floors and a tin ceiling. The boutique offers flattering gowns ($800–$2,000), including silk charmeuse dresses with trains ($1,800), short lace frocks ($800) and silk V-neck styles ($1,000–$2,000). Finish your big-day look with accessories, such as leather shoes ($298–$498) and mother-of-pearl necklaces ($198). 251 Elizabeth St between E Houston and Prince Sts (212-966-9650, Daily 10:45am–7:45pm.

  1. 251 Elizabeth St, (between E Houston and Prince Sts)
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  • Price band: 3/4

The nearly 250-year-old French luxury brand best known for its crystal home goods has opened its first NYC store. The space exudes prestige with rich hardwood floors and sparkling chandeliers. Whether registering for a wedding or simply browsing, visitors will find bar and table accessories ($70–$6,135) such as crystal bottle stoppers ($110), geometric champagne flutes ($205), classic crystal vases ($150–$12,375) and decorative bowls ($90–$3,400). Don’t miss the small selection of statement jewelry ($80–$1,490), including colorful crystal-and-silver bangles ($395 each). 635 Madison Ave at 59th St (212-826-4100, Mon–Sat 10am–6pm.

  1. 635 Madison Ave , (at 59th St)
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Best Made Co.

  • Price band: 3/4

After hosting a series of local holiday pop-ups, designer and founder Peter Buchanan-Smith opens his first permanent store, hawking outdoorsy goods for the nature-starved urbanite. Rugged wooden crates display colorful bags ($78–$398), while built-in racks are hung with house-brand men’s wax-coated jackets ($348–$590). A peg board shows off all the gear and tools you’ll need for outdoor survival, including handsome axes ($135–$350) that are heated and shaped by four-generation axe makers in Maine, then painted and finished locally in the NYC studio. Stock up on everyday essentials, such as wool throws ($196), Randolph Engineering aviators ($229), nature-centric how-to books ($6–$375) and solid-color cotton tees ($38). Check back often, as one new item is added weekly. You can also attend weekend workshops ($45) on field medicine or ax restoration. 36 White St between Broadway and Church St (646-478-7092, Wed–Sun noon–7pm.

  1. 36 White St, (between Broadway and Church St)
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  • Price band: 2/4

Previously available exclusively at Sephora, this natural-beauty brand opens its first stand-alone store. The Canadian company specializes in vibrant lip shades, and you’ll find all 65 of them packed into the tiny, 250-square-foot store. Prep your pucker with cinnamon plumping oils ($22) and whipped cherry fruit scrubs ($18). Then try on high-pigment pencils ($24), moisturizing lip tints ($24), crème lipsticks ($24) and fruit-infused glosses ($22). For that perfect red or barely-there nude, visit an in-store makeup artist who can mix you a personalized color on the spot. Choose a scent (cherry, mint or berry) and finish (matte or sheer) and watch a staffer melt and mold your custom lipstick ($28) in just ten minutes. 174 Prince St between Sullivan and Thompson Sts (416-961-1234, Tue–Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 174 Prince St, (between Sullivan and Thompson Sts)
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Dusty Rose Vintage

  • Price band: 1/4

After opening as a vintage-wholesale warehouse in 2012, owner Maresa Ponitch is extending her inventory to the public on weekends. Ponitch was in charge of Urban Outfitters’ special and collectable vintage collection,and now uses her trained eye to source apparel and accessories for both sexes from brands such as Ralph Lauren, United Colors of Benetton, Members Only and Vans. While the rows and rows of bins may be daunting, prices average just $8 to $20 for shirts, sweaters, bags, shoes and dresses. Uncover men’s Converse high-top sneakers ($15), a brandless tie-dye sarong ($10), Levi’s denim shorts ($12) and a Coach cross-body bag ($20). 233 Norman Ave at North Henry St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-349-2129, Sat, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 233 Norman Ave, (at North Henry St)
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Foscarini Spazio Soho

  • Price band: 3/4

High-end lighting comes to NYC with this Italian company’s first store outside of Milan. Architect Ferruccio Laviani ( designed the inviting space, creating a modular shelving system that allows the store to keep the arrangements of lamps ($280–$11,000) looking fresh. Standouts include Vicente García Jiménez pendant lights ($567), Lucidi & Pevere floor styles and Diesel faux-denim table lamps ($604–$790). 17 Greene St between Canal and Grand Sts (212-257-4412, Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 11am–6pm.

  1. 17 Greene St, (between Canal and Grand Sts)
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Havaianas pop-up

  • Price band: 2/4

The popular Brazilian flip-flop purveyor opens a temporary summer store. The decor mimics the São Paulo flagship, with bamboo trees juxtaposed against a copper wall and a large skylight illuminating more than 1,000 pairs. Stock up for the beach with unisex sandals ($26–$45) or pound the city pavement in colorful espadrilles ($38–$44) and sneakers ($58) for both sexes. 74 Gansevoort St between Greenwich and Washington Sts (212-206-0334, Mon–Wed 11am–7pm, Thu–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm. Through Sept 3.

  1. 74 Gansevoort St, (between Greenwich and Washington Sts)
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  • Price band: 2/4

Local designer Hayati Banastey opens his first brick-and-mortar store, selling vintage-inspired men’s and women’s threads ($45–$99) with affordable price tags. The country-casual aesthetic of the line carries through to the shop’s decor, featuring farmhouse wood floors, custom-crafted wood display tables and antique trunks. All of the button-up shirts ($59–$89) and soft knits ($34–$79) are cut, sewn and hand-dyed in a local washhouse. Women will love effortless button-up shirts ($60–$70) and linen dresses ($80–$99), while men can score worn-in chinos ($80) and patterned shorts ($65–$70). 310 Bleecker St between Grove St and Seventh Ave (212-206-6306, Mon–Sat 10:30am–7:30pm, Sun 11am–8pm.

  1. 310 Bleecker St, (between Barrow and Grove Sts)
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Knoll Home Design Shop

  • Price band: 3/4

This popular furniture company celebrates its 75th anniversary with its first NYC flagship. The 1,500-square-foot, ground-floor retail space houses KnollStudio, the brand’s collection of designer-collaborated home creations, while the second and third stories act as a showroom for several other lines, including KnollOffice, which is better suited for businesses, and KnollExtra ergonomic pieces. Oak flooring and illuminated-lacquer shelving mimic the modern aesthetic of the contemporary seating ($171–$8,053), tables ($1,173–$16,203), outdoor furniture ($257–$6,698) and accessories ($8–$303). Admire the multi-level wall display of chairs, including Marc Krusin wood-and-wicker lounge seats ($1,559) and Harry Bertoia steel styles ($698). Shop for unique tables, such as Richard Schultz petal-shaped designs ($826) and Eero Saarinen marble-topped side stands ($772). If you don’t have the cash to completely revamp your apartment, you can still redecorate on the cheap with house-brand moisture-resistant place mats ($22), felt floor runners ($480) and brightly colored coasters ($18). Head upstairs to gawk at the 55-foot-tall wall covered in more than 2,400 textiles, which can be purchased by the yard ($19–$335). 1330 Sixth Ave at 54th St (212-343-4190, Mon–Fri 11am–7pm, Sat 10am–6pm.

  1. 1330 Sixth Ave, (at 54th St)
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  • Price band: 3/4

Bespoke men’s shirting is made simple at this American brand’s first-ever shop, which resembles a 1920s Parisian atelier with crown moldings, vintage sconces and luxe velvet curtains. Take a seat in the cozy den to design made-to-measure button-ups ($125–$295), handcrafted within two weeks by a century-old shop in western France. After you’ve nailed down your pick of more than 200 fabrics, you’ll select the fit and details, choosing from 20 collar choices and 15 button options on a touch-screen digital portal masked as a mirror. The tops are ordered in the store through an interactive online database, which stores your sizing, preferences and purchase history for future orders. 44 Hudson St between Duane and Thomas Sts (347-393-4815, Mon–Thu 10am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. (between Duane and Thomas Sts)
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Restoration Hardware Outlet

  • Price band: 3/4

Spruce up your abode without going broke at this home-decor chain’s massive discount warehouse. Although the 20,700-square-foot space is a bit hard to find (it’s separate from the rest of the mall, so you have to enter through the parking garage), it’s worth the trip to nab discontinued, overstock and irregular housewares, furniture and home accents at 20 to 70 percent off. We recently spotted wool throws, marked down from $229 to $99; a quirky antler chandelier, cut from $1,395 to $976; and a reclaimed-wood dining table for $1,886 (was $2,686). The Shops at SkyView Center, 131-07 40th Rd between Delong St and Van Wyck Expwy, Flushing, Queens (718-353-4303, Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 10am–7pm.

  1. 131-07 40th Rd, The Shops at Sky View Center, (between Delong St and Van Wyck Expwy)
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Triple Diamond Tattoo

  • Price band: 3/4

Owners Jon Jon Lane and Shannon Moran mark their spot in Gowanus with this tattoo parlor and store, offering intricate inking (minimum $80/piece, $175/hour for larger pieces). Among the four artists on staff, we recommend visiting Takashi Matsuba, the only NYC pro to freehand tebori, a traditional Japanese technique. The decor has haunting, old-timey details, such as exposed-brick walls, brass chandeliers, antique medical chairs and a horsehair Victorian couch. Eclectic goods for sale include a mummified pig ($300), glass-dome–enclosed skulls ($280), framed butterflies ($40), silver skull rings ($150), Sweet Gwendoline T-shirts ($30) and human-molar-set rings ($150). 257 Third Ave between President and Union Sts, Gowanus, Brooklyn (718-222-2925, Mon, Tue, Thu 1–9pm; Wed 7–9pm; Fri, Sat 1–10pm.

  1. 257 Third Ave, (between President and Union Sts)
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Vu Hair New York

  • Price band: 3/4

Philadelphia transplant Vu Nguyen got his start as an assistant to Frédéric Fekkai, working his way up as a lead hairstylist at the Fifth Avenue flagship before toiling for other NYC salons such as Cornelia Day Resort, Red Door Spa and Warren-Tricomi Salon. Nguyen finally branches out on his own with this 750-square-foot space inside the Peninsula New York. Drawing on his days making house calls with Fekkai, Nguyen sought to create a warm environment by using a long window seat dotted with colorful silk pillows for the waiting area and a central table carved from the trunk of a Malaysian tree for setting color (single process $151, partial highlights $176–$275, full highlights $251–$375). Since Vu Hair is located directly above the Peninsula Spa, only makeup applications ($111–$161), eyebrow tweezing ($51) and hair services are offered. All five of the salvaged-marble stations are equipped with iPhone chargers and iPads, allowing you to catch up on e-mails during cuts (women $131–$201, with Nguyen $251; men $121–$136, with Nguyen $176), blowouts ($71, with Nguyen $86), deep-conditioning treatments ($76, with blowout $151) and keratin smoothing services ($401). Pick up the same Kevyn Aucoin cosmetics ($24–$65) and Living Proof hair care ($10–$42) used in the salon, such as Celestial Bronzing Veil bronzer ($45) and No Frizz Nourishing styling cream ($36). The Peninsula New York, 700 Fifth Ave at 55th St, 21st floor (212-903-3081, Mon, Tue 9am–6pm; Wed–Sat 8am–7pm; Sun 9am–5pm.

  1. 700 Fifth Ave, Peninsula Hotel, (at 55th St, 21st floor)
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