Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
F at Second Ave.; J, Z at Bowery
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Designer Yoo Lee’s ultrafeminine boutique, Saja, was once based in Los Angeles but now calls Nolita home, drawing local girls who want flirty pieces that can take them from midtown office to downtown hot spot : rayon-jersey dresses with Grecian drapery, graphically patterned shifts, brightly colored silk tanks with pin-tuck detailing, and long, skinny cardigans in a rainbow of hues. Shoppers will find delicate pendant jewelry from local designers and buttery leather bags by San Francisco label 49 Square Miles. A selection of white dresses for the modern bride range from floor-sweeping, bohemian designs to more traditional chiffon gowns with delicate beading and empire waists. If brides can’t find what they’re looking for in the small in-store collection, a clerk can take them through Saja’s special-order book. Cocktail dresses in easy, classic shapes go with almost any wedding scheme, and are a favorite of brides and bridesmaids alike.
Brides seeking a whimsically attired wedding party should check out Saja founder/designer Yoo Lee’s Nolita boutique. Her ethereal goddess gowns and bridesmaid frocks come in an array of styles and shades (prices upon request). Nontraditional brides in search of slim-fitting or short gowns also should check out the stock.