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Portia & Manny
Tue-Sat, noon-7:30pm; Sun, noon-6pm; Mon, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
F at Second Ave.; F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This bohemian vintage shop is the second retail venture from Christina Kornilakis, formerly the owner of Nolita boutique Sweet Tater. The small spot shares a storefront with beauty boutique and nail salon Valley, which relocated from the Lower East Side in June 2009. The store is named after owner Kornilakis’s Greek parents, and the clothes reflect her mother’s breezy, sixties style—think braided leather, gauzy tops, and wooden wedges. The Greek-peasant look is also the inspiration behind Kornilakis’s own dress line, which shares the racks with her vintage finds. The merchandise changes seasonally, bringing a stash of caramel-colored boots in the fall and flowy dresses and feminine sandals in the spring. Most belts, jewelry, and clothing sell for under $200, though rare items like Brazilian leather boots and bags with intricate detailing can run upwards of $300.
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