J, M, Z at Essex St.
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Co-owners and couple Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Udar Kak stock this white-washed brick space with a curated selection of quirky-chic clothes, accent jewelry, sculptures, and oddities, like paper mobiles and archery arrows. Both have design degrees and international tastes, and fitted jackets and structured dresses by designers like Vena Cava and Isabel Marant are mixed in with lesser-known international names. Across the showroom, a retro-inspired rack bears dyed silk jumpsuits from Electric Feathers and Lindsay Thornburg vintage dresses. Accessories are strewn about on salvaged wooden desks and tables, including Time Bandit’s knit crystal necklaces, Michelle Lane’s twisted rope necklaces, Vanessa Dimoff’s metal “bark” bracelets, Anndra Neen’s oversized cuffs.