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Jane Packer Flowers
Mon- Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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Jane Packer does not like fussy looking arrangements, so when she opened her first shop in London circa 1982, she ushered in a new style that was boldly monochromatic. A fan of texture, Packer seeks out exotic flowers then arranges them instinctively; all flowers are shipped from Holland twice a week and styled with her “pared-down” signature look. She brought her business to the U.S. in 2002 through a partnership with the Terence Conran Shop. A few years later, she moved down the street to this long, narrow shop where she stocks $100 to $150 arrangements and teaches her hand-tied arrangement style via in-store classes—many held in the charming courtyard out back. A collection of sophisticated vases, home décor items, and Packer’s coffee-table books are also on offer.Wedding Planner
A floral designer in Britain starting in 1982 (she did Fergie’s royal wedding), this trendsetter brought her unpretentious approach Stateside nine years ago. Although Packer is based in England, a Packer-trained designer handles every wedding, taking a sleek approach that means “no twee little flowers.” Centerpieces from $150; bouquets from $100.Sales
Students of Jane Packer Flower School receive 10% off on the day of their class.