Jan-Feb and Jul-Aug: Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Thu, 10am-6:30pm; Sun, closed; Mar-Jun and Sep-Dec: Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Thu, 10am-6:30pm; Sun, noon-5pm
6 at 77th St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
This Madison Avenue boutique stocks an eclectic collection of private-label favorites from France and Italy handpicked by owner Elliot’s sister, Eileen. Women with means come back season after season for impeccably fitted Belvest cashmere suits, Majestic T-shirts from Paris in an array of colors, crocodile belts, Gunex and Brunello Cucinelli slacks, and classic white button-downs made exclusively for the store by Sanfort. Sweaters are especially popular, from the store's signature Bivi zippered vests to cashmere capes and cardigans by Hawick of Scotland. While the shop may seem a bit stodgy at first glance, a closer inspection reveals more offbeat luxuries such as fingerless gloves and colorful resin jewelry by Italian designer Angela Caputi.Sales
They also do trunk shows for Belvest.