Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 12:30pm-6pm
N, R, W at Prince St.; B, D, F, V at Broadway-Lafayette St.
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A Mod-ish decor of muted pinks and beige, plus a cool soundtrack of ambient music, sets a contained but groovy backdrop for Stella McCartney's no-nonsense style and clothing. The pants, blouses and dresses exemplify the designer's sharp tailoring and sexy, structured femininity; all are meant to be worn draped or layered. Wide collared jackets, belted trenches, and balloon skirts evoke a Private Benjamin-meets-Balenciaga vibe—at decidedly non-rank-and-file prices. As a huge PETA advocate, McCartney's shoes (which come stamped with the Suitable for Vegetarians slogan) and handbags are all made from synthetic materials; be prepared to shell out designer-leather prices for vinyl stiletto heels. For a girl born to immense privilege, McCartney has demonstrated her design chops again and again, earning consistent accolades from fashion editors, the press, and style-savvy big spenders.