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Claudine

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19 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014 40.73396 -74.000659
nr. Gay St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-924-8515 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Jewelry, Women's Shoes, Womenswear
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

albertine-nyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Jewelry
  • Women's Shoes

Clothing

  • Womenswear

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When Kyung Lee launched her first women's clothing boutique, Albertine, in 2003, she realized almost immediately that she was missing one thing: Space. A savvy buyer, Lee couldn't fit all the edgy designers she admired onto her crowded racks. So in December 2004, she opened this sister store just a few doors west. Named after two characters in Otto Preminger's film Bonjour Tristesse, Claudine and Albertine boast chic, inviting spaces; scented candles beckon, soft world music soothes, and wall prints charm the eye. Both shops feature casual and formal clothing by up-and-coming New York and L.A. labels like Luxury Jones. While none of the designers are famous (yet)—many sew their own creations in their kitchens—that's what makes their work such eye-catching finds. (Just think of the bragging rights!) The majority of the shop’s inventory is handmade with many one-of-a-kind pieces. Most impressive is owner Lee's attentive and personalized service: She flits back and forth between the two both shops and knows many customers by name.

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