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Bess

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292 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 40.723751 -73.993783
at Jersey St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-219-0723 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Jewelry
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Official Website

bess-nyc.com

Hours

Tue-Sun, noon-7pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Bleecker St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R at Prince St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Jewelry

Profile

Owned by sculptor and jewelry designer Doug Abraham, who also oversees Ralph Lauren's jewelry line, Bess relocated from its former home in Nolita to Lafayette Street in 2006. Inside the boutique lie Bess's not-so-hidden treasures: big, bold, colorful jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones. Abraham fashions his creations inside the store (which is named after his wife), then passes them on to his local production team. Of the shop's two lines of jewelry, a signature collection of colossal bracelets, necklaces, and rings (which Abraham designs solo) features large and unusually cut raw and polished stones, all set in 18 karat gold. Abraham Dupont, Bess's lower-priced line (crafted by Abraham and designer Lauren duPont) offers necklaces made of rich, layered fabrics like silk and velvet, interwoven with semiprecious stones.

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