Mon-Tue, 11:30am-7:30pm; Wed-Thu, noon-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
F, G at Carroll St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Rotating window displays of beautifully garbed mannequins, vintage-leaning props, and creative paper cutouts beckon passersby into this playful dress shop, where racks against the lavender and brick walls contain brightly printed frocks and a variety of high-end basics. Varicolored chandeliers illuminate the boudoir-like space, which is decorated with purple patchwork carpeting and leafy murals. The room brims with statement-making fashions from well-known designers like Nicole Miller and Tracy Reese, along with pieces from emerging and local lines. Most selections from the glam, girlish assortment of dresses, wrap sweaters, ladylike cardigans, and hand-crafted jewelry have the potential to inject the typical NYC black-and-gray-saturated wardrobe with a dose of eye-catching color or a madcap print. Black wood cubbies, a china cabinet, and shelves embedded in the wall contain smaller, gift-ready items, such as stone earrings from the Dutch line Zitara and hand-poured soy candles by Wyk. The sociable vibe, healthy sale rack, and frequent trunk shows highlighting local designers further define this neighborhood shop.