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Best Bets

Los Angeles–based clothier Alternative joins central Soho’s sustainable-shopping hub.

1. Coclico: Reclaimed-cork wedges (275 Mott St.).
2. Red Flower: Blood-orange sea-salt scrubs (13 Prince St.).
3. Melissa Joy Manning: Recycled-gold diamond rings (12 Wooster St.).
4. With & Wessel: New Zealand–wool loungewear (247 Elizabeth St.).
5. Keetsa: Green-tea-infused memory-foam mattresses (69 Mercer St.).
6. Alternative: Vegetable-dyed pima-cotton tees (281 Lafayette St.).

Illustration by Wesley Merritt  

E-tailer La Garçonne sets up shop.

After almost ten years as a web-only destination for androgynous women’s fashion, in May La Garçonne will open its first storefront (465 Greenwich St.). The vast, landmarked space carries a hand-picked selection of the online shop’s Louise Brooks–esque styles: drop-waist T-shirt dresses by French wunderkind Jacquemus ($410), dusky Acne oxfords ($230), chiffon Sara Lanzi crewnecks ($685). Tribeca-based founder Kris Kim is adding a smattering of exclusives for the brick-and-mortar location, as well as menswear and home objects, like tiny Kirstie Van Noort porcelain cups.

Illustration by Jason Lee  

First Look
On May 3, local textiles purveyor Coral & Tusk will launch a monthlong pop-up market featuring rotating designer pals (109 S. 5th St., Williamsburg).*

Living-room tableaux: dbO lamps, vintage textiles.

Wall art: Embroidery, John Derian decoupage.

Host gifts: Tracey Tanner stitched pouches, D.S. & Durga perfume.

Kitchen items: Mast Brothers cookbooks, ceramics.

In-store amusement: A tepee for the kids.

Tastings: Whiskey, chocolate soda; Michele Quan bell installation overhead.

Objets d’art: Fredericks & Mae dominoes, papier-mâché cheeseburgers from Big Fun Store.

Jewelry: In God We Trust, in a vintage glass display case.

Weatherproof Rocking Chairs
Rock in, rock out.

From left, the Rex folding rocker and Mademoiselle.  

Modest/Classic: Rex folding rocker, $425 at
Splurgy/Classic: Mademoiselle for Artek, $1,500 at Vitra, 29 Ninth Ave.

From left, Värmdö and the Rapson low-back.  

Modest/Modern: Värmdö, $129 at Ikea, 1 Beard St., Red Hook.
Spurgy/Modern: Rapson low-back, $1,099 at

Side by Side
Two rugged accessories shops hit Nolita: Will Leather Goods, debuting on the East Coast May 2, and Kempton, popping up through June 30.

Will Leather Goods
29 Prince St.;

Heritage Flavor:
Oregon Trail; worn-in weekenders with quilted interiors; gender-neutral.

Actual Heritage:
Family business born of Venice Beach belt stand.

Signature Materials:
Oaxacan textiles, vegetable-tanned bridle leather.

Kempton Pop-Up
278 Mott St.; 718-596-2224;

Heritage Flavor:
Equestrian England; bag compartments to rival a toolbox; alpha female.

Actual Heritage:
Former Gap designer inspired by jockey father.

Signature Materials:
Reclaimed canvas, washed lambskin, buckle hardware.

Trend Spawning
Where vinylheads and design freaks meet: The evolution of the contemporary console.

Atocha Design

Unable to find a cabinet with browse-friendly drawers to hold her vinyl collection, art director Jenn Atocha designs her own (from $5,985 at

Noah Spencer for Fort Makers

Inspired by two kinds of rock—the geological and the musical—this record-player-nook console showcases at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Pickett Design

This Tesla of consoles debuts with a power amp, turntable, and digital audio converter ($18,000 at

Symbol Audio
A more mass-market version also launches, from upstate New York; the stereo unit hooks up to record players and streams Spotify ($3,495 at


Big-name designer Tyler Hays gets in on the action, unveiling the Philly-made Speakdenza ($3,000;, which has built-in speakers.

*This article has been updated to correct the address of the Coral & Tusk pop-up and the spelling of Michele Quan's name.


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