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This Alphabet City boutique offers a handpicked collection of art, furniture, and vintage women’s clothing. The shop was opened by a trio of former designers and stylists in September 2009: Naoko Ito, a designer for Nanette Lepore; Alex de Laxalt, who worked for Perry Ellis (where he met Ito); and Peter Brackenbury, a stylist for Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart. Brackenbury chooses the furniture, dishware, and art, while Ito and Laxalt preside over the fashion finds, all artfully arranged on a floor papered with the yellowed pages of a fifties Webster Dictionary. The vintage selection here consists of well-preserved silks, sequins, and tweeds, dotted with designer gems like a pristine Nina Ricci dress. (All the clothes are restored to look like new before hitting the racks.) Brackenbury’s collection of items for the home melds a blue-chip modernist and classical palette, including a sleek Paul McCobb Linear Group table, an Eames lounge chair, and a pale green Danish modern-inspired fireplace.Exhibits
Co-owner Peter Brackenbury holds bi-monthly art shows to showcase emerging and established artists, including his own work.