TONY Shops: Guest-edited by Of a Kind

Get ahead of the spring trends with these locally made items, available exclusively on our e-commerce store.

 

College pals Claire Mazur, who used to be an artists' manager, and Erica Cerulo, a former Lucky and Details editor, are obsessed with uncovering emerging fashion designers and touting them to anyone who will listen. "We wanted to give people the opportunity to discover the next Alexander Wang or Phillip Lim," says Mazur. To that end, the pair's e-commerce hub, Of a Kind (ofakind.com), features descriptive bios of up-and-comers, plus exclusive pieces created for the site. We asked the trendsetters to curate a special selection of warm-weather items for TONY readers.—Lauren Levinson

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    Laurel Wells Cairo Flint Fringe necklace, $140
    It takes minimal effort to spice up a standard tank and boyfriend jeans: Just add this piece by Laurel Wells, who started her statement-making jewelry line in Greenpoint.

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    Cook & Gates Crumple bag, $95
    Sure, you have a million totes, but this bag, handmade by Greenpoint residents Ethan Cook and Sara Gates, stands out thanks to its festive tie-dye print and leather straps. (It's even sturdy enough for laptop lugging.)

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    Brooklyn Tailors Standard shirt, $155
    Clinton Hill company Brooklyn Tailors hand-sews its slim-cut, button-down shirts. This versatile hunter-green twill edition looks just as good on a woman (cinched at the waist with a belt, and worn with a pair of wedges) as it does on a guy.

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    Wintercheck Factory Jon sunglasses, $45
    Bushwick designer Kristen Wentrcek's construction and furniture-design background shines through these structural sunnies. The colorful touches---waterproof green lenses, blue-tipped frames and a funky carrying case---are added bonuses.

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    Fischer Oscar bow tie, $55
    Greenpoint designer Kristina Angelozzi was inspired by dandy Oscar Wilde when she created this preppy chambray bow tie.

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    Rachel Rose Standing Waves top, $130
    Next time you're jonesing for a new T-shirt, ditch the cheesy graphic prints and opt for this retro top, hand-painted by Rachel Rose in her Carroll Gardens apartment.

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    Death and Texas Clip clutch, $148
    Whether you're headed to a concert, a barbecue or a brunch date, you'll be styling with this casual waxed-cotton-and-leather clutch made by Kings County resident Grace Teng.

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Laurel Wells Cairo Flint Fringe necklace, $140
It takes minimal effort to spice up a standard tank and boyfriend jeans: Just add this piece by Laurel Wells, who started her statement-making jewelry line in Greenpoint.