We were expecting the opening of CFDA-award winner Tom Binns's new store last month to be just as grand as his sparkly jewelry designs. However, the 300-square-foot space (we're still not sure why it's called a megastore) swung open its doors with very little fanfare. The minimalist space is straight to the point (glass cases filled with jewelry, and no décor), and is all about showcasing over 30 of Binns's collections, ranging from goth-skull rings to glam couture pieces — all in the $180 to $25,000 range. Here's a sampling of his gold- and silver-plated rhodium baubles we wish we could afford. Darn recession.
Tom Binns Megastore, 41 Perry St., nr. West 4th St.; 917-475-1412.