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1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, C, E at 14th St.
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This no-frills boutique brings elegant nighttime ensembles from designers like Kristensen Du Nord, Vivienne Westwood, and Ilaria Nistri to an area dominated by Marc Jacobs’s mini-empire and upmarket chains. You won’t find neon prints, busy florals, or plunging necklines here; instead the racks are filled with sophisticated cocktail dresses, pencil skirts, and layerable separates in muted pastels and basic black. Four tailor’s dummies lined up in the center of the room provide the only décor, each decked in knee-length black or white silk dresses. The figure-flattering silhouettes include belted waists, bubble skirts, and elegant cutouts at the hem or the back. The European buyers (who also own Luomo on West 4th Street) gravitate toward touchable, high-quality fabrics like silk, cashmere, and linen, selecting choice designs from each season’s collections. In the winter, thick wool knits and fur-trimmed jackets are found among the stock, while warmer months offer delicate, translucent cardigans.