On lower Ninth Avenue, just north of Pastis, is a tiny new jewel box of a store that could be easily overlooked. Beloved jewelry designer Philip Crangi just opened his first retail store last week after months of gutting and fully renovating the narrow space. With green velvet walls, black pressed-tin ceilings, and a slightly disheveled antique chandelier, the warm and cozy store is jam-packed with his beautiful, unique creations. The shop, called the Crangi Family Project, carries the designer's two lines (Philip Crangi and Giles & Brother), along with carefully selected vintage items, like stacks of worn books on a variety of topics. We visited the store to check out some of the offerings.
The Crangi Family Project, 9 Ninth Ave., nr. Little West 12th St.; 212-929-0858