357 Bleecker St.
French for sugar, Sucre’s moniker is an homage to both owner Selima Salaun’s heritage and to the brightly colored eye candy she designs for her Selima Optique sunglasses line. After owning and managing one of the eyewear boutiques, former Patricia Fields buyer Candace Mohr collaborated with Salaun to transform the Bleecker Street location into a clothing and accessory shop in 2007. In addition to Salaun’s line, Sucre carries an array of shades by big names like Tom Ford and Chloé, as well as lesser-knowns Ksubi and Super (think enormous Wayfarer-like frames in bright red, purple, and blue). Committed to bolstering independent designers, Sucre also stocks clothing lines by Kate and Kass, Ingwa;Melero, and Daryl K. Dresses are a mix of sexy but not-too-revealing styles and breezy summer fare suitable to wear with flip-flops. Flowy tops, colorful camisoles, and a small inventory of vintage-inspired tees and Cheap Monday jeans round out the boutique’s clothing cache. Unique accessory finds include forties- and fifties-era Czech rhinestone necklaces and the healing-crystals jewelry line Conscious.