Soho is the next target for Joe Fresh, that clean, white promised land of affordable basics. Style- and budget-conscious men and women can stock up on under-$100 faux-leather jackets and brocade skirts; $49 color-saturated silk shirts from the “silk bar”; and, exclusive to the location, limited-edition illustrated tees created by local artist Joshua Abelow ($19). 462 Broadway, at Grand St.
David Weeks Studio
A stand-alone showroom has been nearly twenty years coming for Dumbo-based designer David Weeks, known for his award-winning modernist lighting and sold-out lines of mini wooden robots. The gallerylike space draws eyes up to the fourteen-foot ceilings with an array of light fixtures—a galactic powder-coated steel chandelier ($12,750), bulbous rotating sconces ($650)—grounded by sleek sofas ($24,000) and other angular furniture (and some toys too). 38 Walker St., nr. Church St.; 212-966-3433.
Beauty and accessories:
Bite Lip Lab
At Bite’s first-ever permanent store (following this summer’s line-out-the-door pop-up), customers gather at stainless-steel “playstations” and choose from endless lipstick shades to build their ideal pigment, finish, and scent. With the help of a beauty tech, they then mix, pour, and mold the formula into a tube (from $26). The whole process takes less than ten minutes, and you leave with a recipe card listing your winning ingredients, which are antioxidant-spiked to boot. 174 Prince St., at Thompson St.; 646-484-6111.
Brooklynites will be able to shop roughly 13,000 more beauty products when the borough’s first-ever Sephora moves in. Occupying 8,000 square feet on the ground floor of the Municipal Building, the cosmetics mecca will be the first among many retailers to lay claim to the Downtown Brooklyn space, which once housed the city’s Department of Finance. Expect all the usual (200 or so) beauty brands and technology, including Pantone’s face-scanner, which pinpoints your perfect foundation shade. 210 Joralemon St., nr. Court St., Space B, Downtown Brooklyn.
The tirelessly hip art-and-design collective Kinfolk Studios, crafters of boutique bikes and arbiters of up-and-coming D.J. acts, extends its reach into menswear this fall with the Kinfolk Store. Along with the house brand, Kinfolk 94 Wythe, the selection will feature under-the-radar designers such as Bedwin & the Heartbreakers and Bleu de Paname, with prices ranging from $40 for tubular-knit tees to a $1,600 Lewis Leathers motorcycle jacket. Other highlights include art books curated by Tokyo’s Vacant gallery, not to mention a bar, event space, and full library in back. 94 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg.
Acid-yellow walls and sparsely arranged racks mark French-born, Brazilian-bred designer Serge Calfinger’s inaugural U.S. shop. The women’s selection blends old-Hollywood silhouettes with Parisian-cool twists: Think drapey, waist-cinching silk-and-wool jersey dresses ($900), a panther-print nylon trench coat ($1,270), and buckle-front patent-leather wedges ($705). The black-and-white marble accents and antique lighting fixtures hint at Calfinger’s early career merchandising for YSL. 723 Madison Ave., nr. 63rd St.
Knot & Bow Etsy star Erin Ozer, who launched her line of handmade paper goods back in 2010, is going brick-and-mortar just in time for gifting season. Her sunny shoe box of a shop will carry nostalgic wrapping supplies—kraft tissue paper ($4), cotton twine ($8)—alongside gift items like a modish baby mobile by Artecnica ($38) and a solid-brass bottle opener by Iacoli & McAlister ($48). Monthly craft workshops are planned for the studio in back. 253 Third Ave., nr. Union St., Gowanus; 347-689-9818.