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Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm and by appointment; Sat-Sun, by appointment only
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 77th St.
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White busts in brightly colored dresses sit in the window of this small, second-floor boutique above Lexington Avenue. Inside, one finds dresses, skirts, and blouses that combine traditional forms with whimsical prints hand-drawn by designer Elizabeth McKay Jenkins. Alligators, elephants, and zigzags stand out against white cotton and silk; in this boutique, pants are rare, solid colors unusual, and black nearly absent. The garments are tailored but not tight, and though their prints are fun, gold buttons give the clothes a corporate touch. The dresses and skirts can also easily transition from the office to the beach and from day to night—the donning or shedding of a blazer the only requirement. The clothes are suited to professional women who enjoy a bit of whimsy. In keeping with Jenkins’s guiding principle, “day to play,” a strapless dress with an A-line skirt is likely to be decorated with flamingoes, but it also probably has sensible pockets.