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Though designer Susan Hengst founded her label in San Francisco in the early aughts, her clothes have been gracing the racks at stylish downtown boutiques like TG-170 for nearly as long. Hengst moved her shop and studio to New York in August 2010, opening a petite boutique on East 1st Street. But unlike other East Village standbys, you won't find eighties-inspired knockoffs or rumpled hipster plaids here. The pastel-colored designs are more refined, showcasing Hengst's hand-dyed silk tunics and dresses, creamy wide-leg linen trousers, embroidered vintage-style lingerie, and super-soft jersey-chiffon jumpsuits. The spring collections are rife with tank dresses and gauzy silks, while cooler weather brings chunky knits and luxurious cashmere-blend coats for weathering the season in style.