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Best Bets: Week of January 25, 2016

First Look
This week, athleisure retailer Bandier will open its three-floor Flatiron flagship, complete with workout classes from Madonna’s former trainer (164 Fifth Ave.).


1. Fitness studio:Weekday classes with Akin Akman ($35) and Madonna’s former trainer Nicole Winhoffer ($35).
2. Listening station: Beats headphones play founder Jen Bandier’s curated tunes, and there’s a lounge for artist Q&A’s and live performances.
3. Seating area: Satiny couches surrounded by neon Transience gym bags ($240) and Veja marble sneakers ($120).
4. Sneaker wall: Lightweight Apl Techloom Pros ($140); Chaka iridescent slip-ons ($215).
5. High-tech brands: Anti-microbial and body-cooling Human Performance Engineering camo capris ($114).
6. Yogiwear: Nesh gray cashmere sweaters ($316); Alo airbrush leggings ($98).
7. Bold prints: Bandier exclusives like Zara Terez and Every Mother Counts collaboration capris ($75); Candida Maria blue leopard-print leggings ($86).


2x2: Hanging-Lamp Shades
For all those therapeutic bulbs.


Round
Wood: Lamp shade with cutouts, $223 at etsy.com/shop/minjonshop.
Paper: Joxtorp shade, $4 at ikea.com.


Thin
Wood: Pink Pallet pendant shade, $71 at factorytwentyone.bigcartel.com.
Paper: Lily lamp shade, $37 at desinature.com.


Moving In
Ashraf Abu Issa, of Qatar’s luxury-travel department store Mosafer, on his Stateside debut (24 W. 57th St.).


“For the next month, only the first of our two floors will be open, and it’s focused on luggage like Henk’s $35,000 calfskin suitcase. Next we’ll offer travel-size La Prairie products, watches that display two time zones, and clothing that feels like pajamas but that you can wear to meetings. We’ll fill the space between floors with hundreds of paper planes.”







Three in One
Greenpoint’s Sunshine Laundromat (860 Manhattan Ave.) just expanded to include a back-room bar.


1. Wash: Sunshine remains a functional laundromat, with self-serve washing machines (from $2.75) and dryers ($.25 per five minutes) and drop-off service (from $9.50).
2. Drink: Walk through a dismantled-dryer door to enter the speakeasy, offering Joe Dobbes’s Pinot Gris wine ($5), local beers like Greenpoint Warthog IPA ($7), and Roberta’s pizza, cooked to order ($10).
3. Play:Twenty-seven pinball options ($.75 per game), including cult favorite Medieval Madness and one of the only Big Bang Bar games in existence.


She Said, She Said
Childhood friends and Bushwick natives Mellisa Han and Elizabeth Correa just opened an upscale children’s store there called Charmed for Baby (295 Harman St.).



Elizabeth: We met in Bushwick High School when we were 14 years old and there were only maybe two nearby boutiques. Obviously the neighborhood has changed a lot. And now I have six children, and Mellisa has two.
Mellisa: The customers who come in now are a mix between natives who are mostly Hispanic, like us, and hipsters in their early 20s. They don’t have families of their own, but they’ll shop for their pregnant friends — they love the trendy harem pants ($25) and the little organic toddler backpacks ($40) — and they’ll say, “Oh, we needed a store like this.”




Top Five
Interior designer Sasha Bikoff, who decorated Judy Garland’s old Dakota apartment and a Hunnewell Estate, picks her favorite rare-botanical credenzas and pink croissant sofas from her new namesake Tribeca shop (459 Washington St.).


“This Italian porcelain pony is actually a garden stool ($650). We see a lot of these with elephants, but I had never seen a carousel pony before this one.”










“I redid this ’60s Adrian Pearsall high-back chair ($8,000) in a Dolce & Gabbana remnant fabric. It looks like a throne.”











“I die for this rare ’50s walnut Swedish credenza ($12,000), which I got at Marche aux Puces outside Paris. It’s papered with scientific drawings of botanicals.”










“I was shocked when I found this ornate Victorian Murano lamp ($2,000). The shade, with dégradé fringe and multicolor satin and lace, is original.”










“The channels on this love seat from the ’80s make it look like a croissant ($12,000), and every time you touch it, the shimmer changes.”








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