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fifth floor
With its pink plexiglass decor, the Elements shop shrieks sleek emporium, not department store quagmire. Some labels are only available in a smattering of New York boutiques, like the audacious fashions from Aussie duo Sass & Bide (whose models outfitted in wacky headgear caused a sensation last Fashion Week). Others are more common but no less outré, like a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress that looks like it was splattered with paint.