The new N store wants to bring cutting-edge clothes to Harlem. Men’s and women’s clothes and accessories from Hugo Boss, BCBG, and Tracy Reese, as well as beauty and home accessories from Red Flower and Jonathan Adler, might not be truly adventurous, but they do stand out from the surrounding hip-hop stores. Local design talents like B. Oyama and Byron Lars are also represented (114 W. 116th St., nr. Lenox Ave.; 212-961-1036).
Offering a break from the gym chains is Aspen Fitness nyc, which is perched inside the Takashimaya building (693 Fifth Ave., nr. 54th St., seventeenth fl.; 212-759-5870). It specializes in one-on-one classes with names like Gym & Tonic and Glutes to the Maximus. Through June 1, one-year pre-paid membership is $1,500 ($2,500 afterward).
Young-social-set favorite Anait Bian’s first salon shows off her fabulous structured yet feminine clothes. Look for organza skirts with peekaboo tulle underlay and wool coats with petal detailing (44 E. 65th St., nr. Madison Ave., Suite 3A; 212-535-5532; by appointment only).
And Castor & Pollux has moved its stock of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Cacharel, and Sonia Rykiel from Prospect Heights to the West Village (238 W. 10th St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-645-6572).