From the winner of Bravo’s 2009 fashion design competition, “The Fashion Show”, comes the Lower East Side boutique, Annabelle. Anna McCraney’s trendy boutique is filled with bright and colorful contemporary clothing for the hip, discerning crowd. Working mostly in silk, McCraney has lined . . . more
For environmentally friendly hardware, building materials, and home supplies, Green Depot is the one-stop shop to visit. From hundreds of shades of paint, to area rugs and kitchen supplies, every product at Green Depot is green in some way and has passed a strict quality and values criteria. With . . . more
Housing Works is an advocacy endeavor that seeks to end the crisis of AIDS. While there are advocacy offices located throughout the city, the SoHo location has a bookstore café with a staff of volunteers that gives all profits to Housing Works. The thrift shop locations work in the same way, and . . . more
Lisa Battaglia’s couture hats are popular among society ladies who frequent the annual events at the racetracks on racing days. For the past five years she has created custom derby designs for various events including Saratoga Springs Travers Day, Kentucky Derby and the annual NYRA fashion show . . . more
Grahame Fowler is a beautiful collision of classic British aesthetics and locally made New York menswear. The nautical theme that carries throughout the store décor with sailboats and anchors can also be found in the clothing, with tailored, striped shirts and sailor hats. Fabrics from England, . . . more
Elaine Arsenault designs simple and elegant handbags for women. Absent of fussiness and non-essential ornamentation, Elaine’s bags use clean lines, pleasing shapes and interesting materials to make their statement. They are lightweight, durable and utilitarian.
Known for their tropical flower print caps, snap-backs and comfy men’s tees made from 100% cotton vintage deadstock fabric, Ale et Ange serves up high quality street wear in its Lower East Side brick-and-mortar shop. The creative endeavor was launched by Onsoré Ale Oyagha and Eloise Ange . . . more
At Puro Chile, everything comes from Chile. Celebrating Chile's cultural past and present through Chilean food, wine and art. On display in this museum-style boutique, are many attractive objects depicting one country's love, for beauty throughout history.
Yarn, Crafts & Everything in Between. Joelle Hoverson, owner of Purl SoHo, worked as a senior style editor at Martha Stewart Living and a freelance stylist and is the author of three wonderful craft books: Last-Minute Knitted Gifts; More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts; and Last-Minute Patchwork + . . . more
Pamela Barsky has brought her "right on!" refreshingly honest collection of zippered canvas pouches from L.A. to New York City. All of Barsky’s bags are manufactured in Manhattan hand silkscreen by Pamela herself. Sizes begin with small pencil and lipstick cases and range up to larger 8 x 10 . . . more
Burgeoning high-end accessories designer, Wendy Nichol, has recently added a luxury a clothing line to her repertoire. Beyond her beautiful, lush leather and lambskin handbags that decorate her SoHo boutique, she now has locally made chic and tailored pieces perfect for the modern, downtown woman. . . . more
Walking into Trina Turk’s boutique in the meatpacking district will take you from a busy New York street to California in the 1970’s. The store décor reflects Turk’s appreciation for her Californian roots, with her ready-to-wear, accessory and home collections displayed throughout the shop, . . . more
Warm boutique brings the romance of the tropics to New York City. Located on the fringe of Chinatown this boutique can be easily missed. Influenced by the warmth of the Hawaiian Islands, husband and wife team up to stock the boutique with everything fashionable that goes well with 'warm.' The shop . . . more
Style, comfort and sustainability have never looked so good in a shoe until Coclico launched its footwear collection in 2000. In an effort to respect the environment, Coclico’s trendy footwear is made from sustainable materials and production methods. Shoes are made from leather, suede, cork and . . . more