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New York designer Sarah Luna launched her eponymous label in 2003, inspired by glam rock, folklore, and mythology. Her cozy boutique doubles as a design studio and shop, where Luna’s previous collections are on offer (at sample-sale prices—generally starting in the $200 range), as are a considerable collection of high-end vintage wares. Colorful area rugs and scraps of leftover fabric are strewn about the floor, and a high-backed chair is flanked by a vigilant dog statue. Racks are packed with Luna’s designs, including slinky cocktail dresses in “sherbet” charmeuse and edgy smock dresses trimmed with gold and fuchsia braids. The selection emphasizes offbeat but easy-to-wear dresses, like a black silk frock with a drawstring waist or a floor-length style in a scarab print. Vintage clothes span half of the same rack, with finds like a velvet orange-and-violet Bill Blass coat and a leather YSL jacket. Uncommon vintage handbags in pink velvet or gray patent leather are displayed on a nearby side table. Those seeking a more understated style can cross over into the refined fashions of Alice Roi—the designers opened their separate shops in a shared space.