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The Michael Colberg Collection

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The Michael Colberg Collection

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After becoming incapacitated when an old injury flared up, therapist Michael Colberg kept busy by beading. Almost three years later in November 2010, Colberg has translated his hobby into a full-fledged business run from a quaint East Village storefront. A few glass cases display Colberg’s creations made from internationally sourced beads, such as necklaces with amber and African glass ($160) and multistrand necklaces consisting of gilded Ethiopian trading beads and precious stones like garnets and emeralds ($525). You’ll also discover pricey one-of-a-kind treasures that Colberg collected while traveling in Africa, Spain and Mexico, such as metal, bone and wood inlaid Moroccan mirrors ($650–$1,000). Everything you see in the boutique is for sale—including the intricate chandelier hanging from the ceiling ($475), the stacks of woven scarves and shawls piled on tables ($60–$90) and the brightly colored Moroccan containers scattered throughout the shop ($85–$500).



Address: 320 E 11th St
New York

Cross street: between First and Second Aves
Transport: Subway: 6 to Astor Pl; L to First Ave
Opening hours: Daily noon–7pm
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