Store Openings in Our Neighborhood!!!
Jimmy Choo and Calvin Klein are just some of the big-name labels you’ll find at this premier consignment shop, which recently moved to a new 3,000-square-foot space. Warmer-weather goodies include Louis Vuitton monogram slides ($200), a Diane von Furstenberg sleeveless printed dress ($96) and Chanel cap-toe heels ($120). Gentlemen, keep your eyes peeled for such dashing items as a Helmut Lang leather jacket ($70) and a Prada dress shirt ($30).
83 E 7th St between First and Second Aves (212-353-8443).
This LES showroom and boutique will be devoted to brands like H Fredriksson and Wackerhaus, plus a rotating cast of underground lines selected by owners Virginia Craddock and Johnny Tizzolato. This season, look for Danish label Vibe Johansson’s harem leggings ($192), Ernest Alexander’s sturdy leather weekend bags ($470) and Ravishing Mad’s high-waisted skinny jeans from Sweden ($149).
13 Stanton St between Bowery and Chrystie Sts (212-228-2700, www.internationalplayground.com).
The days are numbered till this coveted British retailer—long a staple at Bloomingdale’s—unveils its first New York store. Amid exposed brick walls and wood floors, looms, Singer sewing machines and vintage presses will decorate the Soho flagship. Guys can pick up laundered graphic-print jersey tees ($55), checked and Aztec-jacquard-printed button-down shirts ($120), and sleeveless leather biker vests ($400). Women can walk away with the perfect evening look: a one-shoulder dress with corseted bodice and pleated skirt ($300), topped with a cool leather bomber ($400).
512 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts (www.us.allsaints.com).
Michael Stipe put it best when he sang, “Leaving New York, never easy.” The minds behind JNBY—which stands hokily for just naturally be yourself—must have shared that sentiment when they decided to turn their Mercer Street pop-up into a permanent fixture. The first U.S. branch of the Chinese chain will open just a few blocks away and offer the brand’s well-tailored, multifunctional pieces, including silk dresses that can be wrapped seven different ways ($265), hooded neoprene jackets ($310) and pebbled leather bags ($465).
75 Greene St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-219-2529, www.jnbynyc.com).
Mon–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–6pm. Opens Apr 15.
Source: Time Out New York. All opening dates are tentative.