Daily, by appointment only
L at Jefferson St.
New York designer JoAnna Berman made a name for herself in the late eighties and nineties, dressing stars like P. Diddy (introduced him to baggy jeans), Heavy D. (designed his famous denim jail suit), Salt ‘n’ Pepa (outfitted them for tours) and Cindy Crawford (clothed her for an Italian Vogue photo shoot). In 2007, she opened her boutique Boiy Krazy in Harlem, but it burned down less than two months later. Undaunted, she moved her wares to a bustling block in Williamsburg. Locals browse hand-painted Cavalli denim, shimmery bubble skirts, vintage dresses from the forties to eighties that have been reconstructed with modern accents, bead-embellished frock coats, African poncho tunics, silk-screened prom dresses, and made-to-order men’s creations. Everything in the store’s two lines, Boiy Krazi and JoAnn Berman New York, is handmade, from a silver one-piece swimsuit with George Washington painted on it to an ornate, camouflage-print jacket with an Oriental-silk insert that trails down the back.