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N, R at Prince St.; 6 at Bleecker St.
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Parisian designer Faby Jaca was trained in the business of retail and design by fellow St. Barts native Christiane Celle, of Calypso fame. She launched her own boutique in Nice, France, in 1995, selling her own line of chic resortwear. After expanding across Europe and into Japan, Jaca opened her first U.S. store in July 2009. The spot evokes the French seaside, with sand-colored walls, white-worn seashells, sea glass, and starfish accents, as well as fluent French sales clerks. The womenswear evokes the worldly, jet-set style of St. Barts, featuring Indian and Japanese silks, ethnic-inspired prints, and a signature silk kimono wrap dress that transitions from the beach to the bar. Breezy minidresses with handkerchief obi sleeves, simply cut separates in jewel-tone hues, and embroidered wide-neck tunics round out the collection, all done in wildly patterned handmade prints. In cooler months, Jaca stocks independent British and French designers like Voyelle, Une Fille Un Gars, and By Laetitia, bringing a supply of cashmere hoodies, sweaters, hats, gloves, bags, boots, and jewelry.