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Design in Textiles by Mary Jaeger
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm and by appointment; Sat-Sun, by appointment only
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at Canal St.; A, C, E at Canal St.
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Mary Jaeger manages to squeeze more than just her collection of handmade accessories into her shop—this folksy boutique also mimics a modern art exhibit, displaying Jaeger's well-learned knowledge of Eastern design philosophy. The main focus here, as the name suggests, is the unique quality and manipulation of textiles. Jaeger applies her years of study in Asia to spinning cashmere, alpaca, mohair, and other natural fibers into her trademark boucle capes, neckwraps and colorful patchwork scarves. But while most of the shop’s goods are fit to battle the cold, Jaeger’s thinner, individually tie-dyed Shibori T-shirts have gained something of a cult following. Her penchant for this technique spills into the home accessories collection, which features brightly colored quilts and table runners, as well as throw pillows sewn from vintage kimonos.Extra
Customers can custom-order Jaeger's Shibori T-shirts; each is dyed by hand for a one-of-a-kind garment.