A, C, E at Canal St.; N, R at Prince St.
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Nordstrom’s philanthropic venture Treasure & Bond is housed in a sprawling bi-level space, but behind the glistening floor-to-ceiling windows that front this chunk of prime Soho real estate is a decidedly unpolished aesthetic. Think exposed gas pipes and brick walls, scuffed floors, and a plywood stall vending Stumptown Coffee and Balthazar pastries—this is Nordstrom in “raw” form. All profits from the store’s unique and well-designed jewelry, homewares, clothing, stationery and accessories are sent to local charities (recipients rotate on a quarterly basis and have included the New York Public Library and the New York City Young Men’s Initiative). Expect jewelry by Bijules, Giles & Brother, and Melissa Joy Manning; quirky coffee table books; high-end scented candles, and stuffed leather bookends shaped like animals. Upstairs, where clothing features prominently, there are hand picked designer threads for women, men and infants from designers like Rogan, Vince, Nicholas K., and James Perse. Make sure to check out the black and white graffiti-esque mural in the elevator, painted by famed New York artist Ruben Toledo.