Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-7pm
L at Eighth Ave.
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A storefront flag bearing a pair of kissing Siamese cats—designer and New Zealand native Rebecca Taylor’s logo—hints at the kittenish collection inside. Taylor added this flagship Nolita store to her fleet of international locations in 2004, attracting celebrity style-setters like Cameron Diaz, Ashley Judd and Keri Russell to her flirtatious designs. A soft color palette—shades of taupe, cream, rose, plum and gray—both defines the shop’s pieces and makes the boutique feel like a sanctuary for those seeking classically feminine clothes: Each side of the petite space is lined with silk A-line dresses, bow-trimmed wool swing coats, cashmere cardigans, satin camisoles and carefully fitted slacks. Colossal hummingbirds feed from oversized flowers in sketches along the shop’s white walls, while a zen-like outdoor rock garden sits peacefully beyond the curtain-drawn fitting rooms.