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Named for a seventies German film about a jewel heist, Fassbinder might encourage visitors to steal away with a few things of their own. The blindingly-bright store (which calls itself a "gallery") is the perfect place to show off a glittery stock of silver-and-black-pearl necklaces, rough-cut jade pendants, topaz charm bracelets, and loopy gold wire that defines necklaces, bracelets, and even part of the store’s decor. Unlike many jewelry boutiques in the city, Fassbinder has a selection of modern, funky jewelry for both women and men, with amethyst necklaces cut in bold, unisex shapes and an entire case of men's rings, most favoring the shapes of squares and rectangles. Glimmery ruby brooches, malachite bracelets, and pearl rings are also scattered around the store, in both traditional and wilder cuts. While the store isn't large, a heist wouldn't be easy; many of the best baubles are locked away in wooden cases or temptingly pinned to the ceiling and wallsójust out of reach from the gawkers below.