4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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This airy boutique showcases the cutting-edge collections of Jesse Finkelstein and Katie King’s arty label. Racks of expertly constructed pieces display the duo's affinity for inventive fabrics and their appreciation for artistic collaboration—items are designed in-house and hand-crafted in socially responsible artisan studios in India and China, where employees are able to contribute creative input. The result: eye-catching dresses, tops, and jackets made from unique textiles, as well as bags, jewelry, and men’s shirts. The whitewashed shop also carries the label’s home line, which includes patchwork pillows, handwoven blankets, and colorful quilts that could double as art pieces (in-store project My Favorite Things, headed by staff curator Travis Boyer, challenges artists to translate their work into textile pieces). If you don't find exactly what you want, check back frequently—new styles arrive often; the shop can also accommodate custom orders.