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C, E at Spring St.; N, R, W at Prince St.
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Wardrobe classics with a twist best describes the clothing at Curve. Its version of a basic black dress takes the form of a heavenly mini-shirtdress with poufy Victorian sleeves and frontal pleating. Owner Nevena Borissova stocks her Los Angeles store with glam labels like Missoni for Hollywood divas, but the East Coast store caters to a less-trendy sensibility, with lines like Isabel Marant and Jenni Kayne, and jewelry from Tom Binns. Two finds that rival the brilliance of the aforementioned shirtdress: Rupert Sanderson’s cobalt patent-leather Mary Janes and Yves Solomon’s short, rabbit-lined fatigue jacket. For something more flashy, browse a selection of heavily rhinestoned Valentino Garavani bags and shoes. There’s also same-day-delivery service for shoppers who prefer to travel light.