The Curators: Caroline Ventura on Calliope NYC & Her West Village Gems

It takes more than great product to make an impact in today’s retail landscape. Caroline and Michael Ventura are partners in life and co-founders of West Village design store Calliope NYC. The Ventura’s love the treasure hunt concept, brought to life in-store with pieces sought from their travels around the world. The store stocks a […]

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Cool Shop Find: Totokaelo NYC

Nestled in a lofty and cavernous space, Seattle-based clothing retailer Totokaelo in Soho is the newest destination for the aesthetically-minded. Totokaelo opened its doors on Crosby Street in September 2015, expanding its multi-brand curation of apparel and goods to New York City. The Totokaelo Soho store features a soaring atrium, winding steps, and crisp, white […]

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Cool Shop Find: The Primary Essentials NYC

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Aptly named The Primary Essentials, this specialty home wares store is a treasure trove worth seeking out. Inside, you’ll find yourself drawn to the long wooden table in the center of the shop housing an array of meticulously curated products, from quintessential candles and ceramics to notable books, stationery and magazines. Every product has been […]

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Haute Perfumery Find: MiN New York

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Step off the busy streets of SoHo and into a space so perfectly curated that it could be a mystical world created by Lewis Carroll or Philip Astley. The boutique perfumery’s dark panelled mahogany shelving, flower adorned Ferris wheel and carefully placed scent stories create a sensory, otherworldly experience. The space guides you through a […]

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Cool Shop Find: Henrik Vibskov NYC Boutique

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Stepping into the Henrik Vibskov NYC flagship store is like entering a whimsical capsule of the Danish designer’s past and present work. The store immerses you in an artistic performance, which tells a story through its micro-installations, eclectic range of clothes and carefully selected wares. Set against white walls and blonde Danish furniture, the wave […]

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Cool Shop Find: Byredo NYC Flagship Store

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Byredo’s newly opened SoHo flagship is the embodiment of the brand’s luxurious, simple and understated identity. Upon entering you become instantly immersed in the Byredo shopping experience, which has a distinct and refreshing lack of obvious retailing. Designed by Swedish architect, Christian Halleröd, who has crafted an infrastructure worthy of Byredo’s evocative range of fragrances, […]

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Shopping Find: Nalata Nalata NYC

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Contemporary interior buffs, we dare you to walk past Nalata Nalata’s understated East Village storefront and resist pressing your face up against the window and eventually leaving with one of the store’s impeccably selected home décor products. Nalata Nalata is a highly considered home wares store that endeavors to shine a spotlight on its makers […]

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Plant Boutique Find: Green Fingers NYC

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The first stateside outpost from cult Japanese plant artist Satoshi Kawamoto can be found on a quiet stretch in the East Village. The quaint space exudes Kawamoto’s signature aesthetic (best described as a thoughtful blend of unique plants, antiques and typography bringing influence from both heritage and wabi-sabi style) and functions as a plant store, […]

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Cool Shop Find: Top Hat NYC

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With its wood-paneled walls and elegant arrangement of objects, Top Hat’s interior conjures up the coziness of a Scandinavian sauna and the breezy simplicity of a Ginza gallery. This international vibe is underscored by the provenance of the goods on display, which are sourced from far-flung locations around the world. Colorfully patterned rolls of masking […]

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NYC Holiday Pop-Up Shops: The Cleverly Curated List

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Ever get the feeling that you’ve just seen it all before? Finding a unique gift can be a challenge, and often one of the greatest frustrations of holiday shopping is coming across the same merchandise again and again. Luckily a host of exciting pop-ups are surfacing all over New York, presenting wares from emerging indie […]

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