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Blue Atelier

40 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002 40.719795 -73.984404
nr. Stanton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-449-9900 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Cuff Links/Notions, Decorative Accents, Engagement Rings, Gifts/Novelty Shops, Jewelry

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Official Website


Tue-Sun, noon-6pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Engagement Rings
  • Cuff Links/Notions
  • Jewelry


  • Decorative Accents

Gifts & Parties

  • Gifts/Novelty Shops

Special Features

  • Bespoke


Jewelry designer Blue Bayer’s eponymous shop opened on Halloween of 2014an apt date given his taste for the macabre. Gold-plated pewter anatomical hearts and mini bird skulls in gold and silver line the walls of his tiny Lower East Side chamber, and the pleasant metallic smell of polish and blackener recalls some kind of medieval smithy (or at least a convincing Renaissance fair). Bayer has moved through the ranks of the jewelry market, starting off as a street vendor in Astor Place and moving online to Etsy in 2008 once the city began forcing craftspeople off the street. Now in a brick-and-mortar location, Bayer uses the space as a design-studio-slash-showroom, bisected by a case full of steampunk-inspired rings (he can make custom engagement and wedding bands upon request). The entire operation is local, as Bayer sends his designs to a third-party caster in midtown. Look closely and you might find a pendant piece cast from a fish vertebrate or a turtle pelvis, or even a reclaimed 19th-century coffin plate. Cabinet knobs in the shape of floating astronauts (starting at around just $20) and skull-and-crossbones cufflinks make this hidden gem worth a peek.