Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
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This Italian design house looks like it once served as a fantasy set from the sixties musical Hair: Brightly colored, kaleidoscopic murals and freeform mirrors provide a vibrant backdrop for the label’s quirky yet sophisticated women's collection. The boutique doesn’t, however, harbor a single bell-bottom or tie-dyed shirt; instead, head designer Consuelo Castiglioni fills her store with refined pieces like fur capelets, chiffon blouses in bold graphic patterns, relaxed silk dresses in idiosyncratic prints, and tailored dress pants in both punchy and muted colors. The season’s styles are suspended from elongated silver arcs in the shop's center, while luxe leather boots, thick-heeled t-straps, and patent leather Mary Janes are showcased in the reflective shelving that line the space. Boxy handbags crafted from rich leathers and suedes and punctuated by upbeat colors like turquoise and yellow fill out the accessories collection.