4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.
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From the Latin for ‘in a class by itself,’ Sui Generis takes luxury retail to new heights. Located directly behind the Four Seasons hotel, within spitting distance of Bergdorf’s, Chanel, and Dior, the large, dark-wood-paneled boutique may be in ladies-who-lunch territory, but it caters strictly to the fellas. And not just any gents will do: Ideal customers have tastes expensive enough—and bankbooks fat enough—to drop a chunk in the middle four figures for a custom-designed Monopoly or Scrabble set, complete with gold or silver pieces. NASCAR cravers can pay thousands more for a virtual-reality racecar simulator. Keeping in mind the man who has everything, owners Vaneide Giacobe and Lori McNamara stock their store with unique, often one-of-a-kind products from around the world: The samurai swords are custom-made; the Ducati motorcycle is limited edition. Sui Generis also does a brisk business in custom leather goods and stationery.