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Mecox Gardens

962 Lexington Ave., at 70th St.; 212-249-5301;

The home-goods offshoot of a Southampton-based gardening empire, Mecox outfits the sitting rooms, patios, and decks of Manhattanites at play. New and vintage goods are in stock, some from Europe and Asia. $$-$$$

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

210 Lafayette St., at Kenmare St.; 212-431-2575;

Look here for a classic American aesthetic and a quick turnaround time (averaging two to three weeks for in-stock items and six to eight for custom orders). Modern sofas, nickel-plated lighting, and ’30s-style easy chairs are among the company’s specialties. $$$


60 Greene St., nr. Spring St.; 212-673-7106;

An Italian home-furniture company, Molteni creates modular systems for all rooms and needs, including closets and shelving. Designers in its stable include Jean Nouvel and Patricia Urquiola. $$$-$$$$ (consulting services)

Montauk Sofa

51 Mercer St., nr. Broome St.; 212-274-1552;

Find stylish seating at this sofa store, where the inventory encompasses love seats, chairs, ottomans, and sleeper sofas in 40 styles, all customizable and made from 100 percent biodegradable materials. $$$ (ecofriendly)


146 Greene St., nr. Prince St.; 212-334-7222;

At this store, the brand’s first retail outlet in the world, you find products by international contemporary designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Ron Arad, and Marc Newson. $$$ (ecofriendly)


105 Madison Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-346-9760;

This prolific Italian furniture company has spent 50 years perfecting the ecofriendly leather sofa. Options include reclining headrests, extra-wide arms, touch-powered adjustable backrests, bases in wood or metal, and customizable fabrics and finishes. $$$ (ecofriendly)


349 Suydam St., nr. Wyckoff St., third fl., Bushwick ; 212-470-6796;

The furniture here is built according to a family tradition of craftsmanship, but with an eye toward modern city life. All pieces are customizable, and commissions are accepted. The designer works with environmentally friendly materials upon request. $$$ (consulting services / ecofriendly / made in N.Y.)

New York Design Center

200 Lexington Ave., nr. 33rd St.; 212-679-9500

This to-the-trade mall is an industry fave with more than 100 showrooms featuring 300 lines of furniture, lighting, floor and wall coverings, fabric, and decorative accessories. The center also offers Access to Design, a consumer-designer matchmaking service of sorts: For a fee, a certified in-house designer can provide showroom access, design advice, and special pricing. $$$


20 Grand Ave., n. Flusing Ave., No. 604, Clinton Hill;

Using salvaged wood and sample fabrics like canvas and muslin, this shop creates furniture with a rustic, worn-in aesthetic. The result is a mix of comfy pieces that work as well in big-city lofts as they do in upstate ski chalets. $$ (ecofriendly / made in N.Y.)


462 Broome St., nr. Mercer St.; 212-414-4332;

Living-room and bedroom furniture in subdued colors and sumptuous fabrics fill the space, along with eclectic home accessories, cashmere throws, and innovative light installations. $$$$

Olga Guanabara

1 43rd St., nr. First Ave., Bldg. C, second fl. Sunset Park; 718-522-7100;

All pieces here are made in Brooklyn and pay homage to wood: its character, its spirit, and the many forms it can take, from rustic stools to surprisingly refined dining tables. Don’t forget to make an appointment before heading to this showroom. $$$-$$$$

Patrick Parrish

50 Lispenard St., nr. Church St.; 212-219-9244;

An ode to modernism, this thoughtfully curated shop favors vintage and contemporary modern furniture. While the inventory includes works by major designers like Pierre Jeanneret and Ward Bennett, lesser-known and anonymous artisans are also represented. $$$

Poliform New York

150 E. 58th St., nr. Lexington Ave., sixth fl. in the Architects & Designers Building; 212-421-1800;

This Italian brand carries an extensive array of high-end, streamlined pieces for every room in the house. Its walk-in-closet solutions are particularly useful for urban dwellers who want to maximize space, and it offers full turnkey design services. $$$

Poltrona Frau

145 Wooster St., nr. Houston St.; 212-777-7592;

This international lifestyle label offers contemporary European designs that are both stylish and approachable. The luxury here is subtle but present in the fine leather and handcrafting of each piece. $$$$

Pompanoosuc Mills

124 Hudson St., nr. Ericsson Pl.; 212-226-5960;

Here, every item is made to order in Vermont and has a clean, woodsy feel. Furniture can be crafted from one of six types of hardwood and altered to the customer’s exact specifications. Consultants even make home visits to see spaces and make recommendations. $$$ (consulting services / ecofriendly)


59 Walker St. nr. Broadway ; 917-237-0123;

A playful modernism pervades Property, where sleek, bare-bones pieces such as indoor/outdoor molded plastic chairs coexist with curved plywood bookcases. Most items are the work of contemporary Italian and British designers like Tom Dixon, Ferruccio Laviani, and Achille Castiglioni. $$-$$$ (consulting services)


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