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Best Women's Boutique

  • Spiritual America

    5 Rivington St., nr. Bowery; 212-960-8564

    After moving her art gallery, Thierry Goldberg, down the street, Claire Lemetais began curating womenswear in the original storefront. The result: an unrivaled edit of pieces at once on-trend and wearable. While one rack might host a drapey Vanessa Bruno dress ($379) beside a printed Uzi top ($75), another might showcase local designers like Mociun and Dusen Dusen. In a downtown galaxy of shops like Creatures of Comfort and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, whose sack-shaped dresses often run into the thousands, Lemetais offers a designer-savvy option that won’t take you for all you’re worth.

From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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