- Albertine General
15 Christopher St., nr. Greenwich Ave.; 212-924-8515
You want a delicate antique locket? How about a bold collar made with aggressive-looking tusks? A new bracelet fashioned from vintage charms? Or a stack of shiny diamond-studded rings? The stock at this sister store to the Albertine boutique runs the style gamut from bold to tiny, and focuses on unique pieces from smaller (and often local) designers like Becca Straus, Kathryn Bentley, Madame Fortuna, and Cave Canem. New pieces come in weekly, prices range from $100 up to $10,000, and for the purposes of birthdays and special occasions, there’s a registry to keep track of your favorites.
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).