150 Franklin St., nr. Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint; 718-389-4049
A lot of boutiques only stock a few dress styles, preferring to focus on easier-to-fit (and therefore faster-selling) categories like T-shirts, knits, and accessories. At Dalaga, Michelle Mangiliman puts an emphasis on the category, so her selection is far more inclusive; you’re just as likely to find a party-appropriate formfitting LBD or vintage-inspired silk style as a crisp, office-appropriate belted shirtdress from a brand like Holy G, BB Dakota, or Alexandra Grecco. Given its neighborhood clientele of twenty- to thirtysomethings, the prices rarely get much over $100, but Mangiliman vets her suppliers for quality and brings in new pieces weekly to appeal to the crowd that might amble past after brunch at Five Leaves.