159 Prince St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-533-2107
At this tiny new shop, buyers call all the shots; you choose your belt from hundreds of strap materials, widths, and colors, then a buckle from the scores displayed on the walls (there are thousands of possible combinations). The belt is then cut to your waist measurement and assembled in the back of the store in a few minutes. For $60 to $400, you can walk out with a classic everyday style, or a bedazzled number for a night on the town.
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).