When futuristic furniture store Modern Age shut down two years ago, Cappellini fans were bereft. Now the Italian powerhouse, which exposed designers like Jasper Morrison and Marc Newson, has its first U.S. store (152 Wooster St., nr. Houston St.; 212-620-7953). The designs are avant-garde (Marcel Wanders’s knotted chairs, $2,567) and practical (Christophe Pillet’s Suzuka table, $4,259).
Also: NYC Velo (64 Second Ave., at 4th St.; 212-253-7771) offers kinder, gentler bike service; bagels and coffee are free. Stock goes from sturdy Konas ($350) to carbon-fiber Ridleys ($6,500). Fresh bath products are in Union Square (872 Broadway, at 18th St.; 212-477-1100), and Esprit clothes are uptown (Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, nr. 60th St.; 212-823-9922).