N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; 6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
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With its working fireplace and studio windows overlooking a tree-lined street, this Armenian-French designer’s appointment-only boutique evokes a European salon. The label is a favorite among well-to-do uptown ladies and the younger socialite brood, offering sportier separates like slim blouses and sharply tailored jackets alongside ostrich-feathered cocktail dresses and half a decade of archived pieces. Cuts of organza, tulle, and silk in the springtime shades of Ladurée macaroons—canary yellows and stormy lavenders—are tamed with precise tucks, pleats, and contrast piping. A selection of classic black coats, dresses, and skirts are refreshed every season. For those without made-to-order budgets, the floor-to-ceiling wall of original runway samples starts at an affable $300, but know that you’ll be grappling with another dispiriting number—the sample size.