New stores (October 10–16, 2013)

  • Alexander McQueen

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    Alexander McQueen skull-print scarf, $295

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    Alexander McQueen python leather structured bag, $4,175

  • Alexander McQueen men’s sweater, $995

  • Bajalia Trading Company bangles, five for $65, at Be the Voice pop-up

  • Bajalia Trading Company hand-loomed silk scarf, $199, at Be the Voice pop-up

  • Bajalia Trading Company lapis cuff, $90, at Be the Voice pop-up

  • Blow, the New York Blow Dry Bar Express

  • Blowpro Textstyle dry texture spray, $20, at Blow, the New York Blow Dry Bar Express

  • Blowpro You…Only Smoother smoothing spray, $22, at Blow, the New York Blow Dry Bar Express

  • Boss blazer, $495

  • Boss corduroy bow tie, $95

  • Boss jacquard pencil skirt, $695

  • Brick + Mortar

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    Seletti Hybrid dessert plate, $34; mug, $30; and salad bowl, $150; all at Brick + Mortar

  • Alexandra Ferguson pillow, $125, at Brick + Mortar

  • Daycollection trompe l’oeil chair cover, $99, at Brick + Mortar

  • Flat 128

  • Alona studded cuff, $252, at Flat 128

  • Lost Property of London leather zip clutch, $90, at Flat 128

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    Blu Pepper army jacket with faux-leather sleeves, $72, at Teddy

  • Lucy Dalton sterling-silver and blue topaz earrings, $98, at Teddy

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    Double Zero striped belted dress, $78, at Teddy

  • Leon & Harper plaid-sleeved sweatshirt, $176, at Otte

  • Otte New York wool hat, $125

  • Golden Goose glitter-encrusted high-top sneakers, $552, at Otte

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    Pinkyotto floral minidress, $188

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    Pinkyotto geo-print lounge pants, $168

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    Pinkyotto zip-collar leather jacket, $268

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

  • Price band: 4/4

Under the helm of creative director Sarah Burton, this rebellious British label relocates its flagship uptown to a larger space. Interior-design agency David Collins Studio ( worked with Burton to create the opulent 3,500-square-foot store, featuring dark marble flooring and furniture with bronze animal feet and monster claws. Look closely at the walls and you’ll see shapes of feathers, wings, sea-horse tails and the famous “armadillo” shoe within the plaster molding. Glass shelves hold accessories ($350–$4,500), such as structured leather bags ($1,995–$4,500), skull-clasped minaudières ($1,400–$3,100) and ladies’ embroidered velvet shoes ($500–$1,000). You’ll also find the runway and ready-to-wear collections for both women ($1,200–$5,000) and men ($635–$2,500), including floral jersey dresses ($1,195) and stained-glass–print men’s sweaters ($995). Those with slightly less padded wallets can check out enamel bangles ($285–$345), skull-print scarves ($295–$595) and crystal cufflinks ($175–$215). 747 Madison Ave between 64th and 65th Sts (212-645-1797, Mon–Wed, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm; Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 747 Madison Ave, (between 64th and 65th Sts)
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Aloha Rag pop-up

  • Price band: 3/4

After closing his 22-year-old NYC store this past July (the original is in Honolulu), owner Tatsugo Yoda opens this temporary shop while he plans a permanent location for 2014. You’ll find the same fashion-forward pieces for men ($60–$2,250) and women ($60–$2,000) from brands such as R13, Acne, and the in-house collections Aloha Rag and Aloha Rag SRPLS. Guys should look for Common Projects lace-up shoes ($490) and Aloha Rag quilted coats ($1,100). Ladies’ highlights include Aloha Rag SRPLS camo-print sweaters ($530) and Pierre Hardy printed clutches ($225). 545 Greenwich St between Charlton and Vandam Sts, suite 2A (212-925-0882, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm. Through Dec 31.

  1. 545 Greenwich St, (between Charlton and Vandam Sts, suite 2A)
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Be the Voice pop-up

  • Price band: 2/4

Luxury furniture showroom Voce Di ( plays host to a temporary charity shop from the Nomi Network (, a nonprofit dedicated to equipping survivors of human trafficking with skills to produce goods for the global market. Fair-trade company Bajalia Trading Company ( curated the 5,000-square-foot space, where you’ll find handcrafted jewelry ($25–$500), accessories ($20–$300), stationery ($10–$35) and T-shirts ($25) manufactured by slave-free organizations, trafficked survivors and members of Nomi Network mentorship programs. Snag Afghani-made jeweled cuffs ($90), hand-loomed scarves ($199) and recycled-rice-material totes bearing the phrase BUY HER BAG NOT HER BODY ($30). All proceeds benefit humanitarian-aid organizations World Vision (, Restore NYC ( and the Nomi Network. If you want to learn more, book a free slot online ( for anti-trafficking panels at Voce Di featuring guest speakers such as White House correspondent Ellen Ratner. 43 Grand St between Thompson St and West Broadway (212-775-8011). Mon–Sat 11am–7pm. Through Oct 29.

  1. 43 Grand St, (between Thompson St and West Broadway)
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Blow, the New York Blow Dry Bar Express

  • Price band: 1/4

Eight years after opening its first location in the Meatpacking District, this blowoutcentric salon expands with a two-chair nook on the first floor of Macy’s Herald Square, offering only dry hairstyling ($20)—no washing—with a menu of looks based on Blowpro products ($17–$22). Make an appointment, or just stop by for the Beach Blow (waves and texture), the Blow Up (lots of volume) or the You…Only Smoother (sleek and straight). You can also get a braid ($20) or updo ($50), including ponytails, twists and chignons. During the 25-minute appointment, a stylist will listen to any and all hair woes, and teach you how to get the perfect blowout at home using the popular salon line, whose products include protective daily primers ($18), nonstick hairsprays ($20) and texturizing sprays ($20). 151 W 34th St at Seventh Ave (212-356-0045, Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–8pm.

  1. 151 W 34th St, (at Seventh Ave)
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  • Price band: 3/4

This sophisticated label opens its fourth NYC shop (the others are in Soho and the Meatpacking District), which functions as its U.S. flagship. The 15,000-square-foot, tri-level space is the largest in the country, and houses upscale threads ($95–$2,595), shoes ($115–$595) and accessories ($60–$795) for both sexes. Top women’s picks include cropped blazers ($545), jacquard pencil skirts ($695) and snakeskin chain-strap bags ($695). Men will find colorful wool blazers ($495) and velvet bowties ($95), alongside more traditional pieces such as classic trench coats ($2,095) and quilted leather jackets ($1,895). 10 Columbus Circle at Broadway (212-485-1900, Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 10 Columbus Circle, (at Broadway)
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Brick + Mortar

  • Price band: 3/4

Furnish your pad with unique home decor at this local company’s first store, located on the Williamsburg waterfront. The industrial-chic space looks like a dream apartment with hardwood floors, a wall of windows and goods displayed in white asymmetric shelving units. Browse the collection of housewares ($20–$2,000) and home accessories ($20–$2,000) from both established and up-and-coming labels such as Tom Dixon, Elizabeth Lyons, Jon McCoy and Colin Adrian. Make a statement with local designer Alexandra Ferguson’s handcrafted pillows ($99) embroidered with sassy phrases such as LET'S MAKE OUT and BE NICE OR LEAVE. Add pops of color with Esque Studio honey-bear–shaped vases ($280), Molly M Designs geometric coasters (four for $45) and Daycollection vintage-inspired chair covers ($99). Mention TONY for 10 percent off all in-store purchases through October 27. 240 Kent Ave between Grand and North 1st Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (917-434-2302, Wed–Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 240 Kent Ave, (between Grand and North 1st Sts)
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Flat 128

  • Price band: 2/4

Owner Liz DuBois fell so in love with London while living there in her twenties that she opened a store devoted to U.K.-made products. The cozy shop features light blue walls and a vintage-marble fireplace, and is stocked with stationery ($5–$105), jewelry ($40–$1,300) and leather goods ($72–$895) from brands such as Smith/Grey and Yunus & Eliza. Shop unique finds, including Alona gold-studded cuffs ($252), Comfort Station silver ampersand-shaped earrings ($82) and Lost Property of London leather clutches ($90). Mention TONY for 10 percent off all purchases through Wednesday 16. 15 Christopher St between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl (914-582-6814, Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 15 Christopher St, (between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl)
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  • Price band: 3/4

Founded in 1999, this popular women’s boutique chainlet expands with the opening of its fifth NYC shop (the others are in the West Village, Tribeca and on the Upper East Side). Unlike the other locations, which carry established labels such as Opening Ceremony and Alexander Wang, this spot focuses on goods from local and independent designers, as well as Otte’s own eponymous collection. Women will find chic threads ($150–$500), footwear ($250–$500) and an extensive selection of jewelry ($65–$700) from labels such as Frame Denim and Maison Boinet. Highlights include Otte New York polka-dot oversize tees ($245), Leon & Harper plaid-sleeved sweatshirts ($176) and Golden Goose glitter-encrusted sneakers ($552). Top jewelry picks include Maria Francesca Pepe stackable spiked rings ($175) and Bing Bang rose-gold skull studs ($42). 281 Mott St between E Houston and Prince Sts ( Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm.

  1. 281 Mott St, (between E Houston and Prince Sts)
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  • Price band: 2/4

This trendy indie shop opens its fourth New York store, just steps from its Williamsburg location (the others are in the East Village and Soho). The larger space will carry an extended selection of the house label’s vintage-inspired womenswear ($78–$648) and playful accessories ($28–$288). Feminine picks include zip-collar leather jackets ($268), floral minidresses ($188) and geo-print lounge pants ($168). Finish your look with leather bow-adorned belts ($38) and quirky zebra-print scarves ($58). 218 Bedford Ave at North 5th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-689-2699, Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm.

  1. 218 Bedford Ave, (at North 5th St)
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  • Price band: 2/4

Ted Dalton and Lucy Banduci, the husband-and-wife duo behind local womenswear boutiques Teddy and Lucia, have replaced their Park Slope storefronts with a best-of-both-shops merger. The 1,100-square-foot spot boasts an industrial-meets-rustic retail space up front, and a jewelry workshop in the back. The reclaimed-wood–covered interior and a digitally created mural of the Brooklyn Bridge by local artist Tom Frazier complement the racks of trendy women’s threads ($35–$145) and six cases of handcrafted baubles ($30–$200). Standout pieces include Blu Pepper faux-leather skater skirts ($68), Double Zero striped belted dresses ($78) and Lucy Dalton beaded statement necklaces ($88–$145). 202 Fifth Ave at Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-623-0500, Mon–Fri noon–8pm, Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–6pm.

  1. 202 Fifth Ave, (at Union St)
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