The MakerBot Store
298 Mulberry St., nr. Houston St.; 347-457-5758
Brooklyn-based MakerBot opened its first boutique in Soho to hawk $2,000 3-D printing machines to professionals and $5 printed tchotchkes to curious passersby. At least three desktop 3-D printers buzz away at all times along one wall, while old-school gum-ball machines line another, churning out trinkets and tiny statuettes.
Steven Alan Home Shop
158 Franklin St., nr. Hudson St.; 646-402-9661
After nearly twenty years running clothing boutiques, Steven Alan recently opened his first home store, where you can pick up everything from a couch covered with corduroy from their archives to Japanese dish sponges and flash-frozen vegetables.
110 Wooster St., nr. Prince St.; 646-277-6496
Launched in the seventies by Christian Restoin (a.k.a. Mr. Carine Roitfeld) and rebooted in 2010 by Serge Azria, Equipment’s oft-imitated line of louche button-downs still has a certain animal magnetism that justifies the shirts’ $200 price tag. Their rainbow of primary colors, dusty pastels, and even python prints can all be found under one New York roof, the first on the East Coast.
American Two Shot
135 Grand St., nr. Crosby St.; 212-925-3403
This schizophrenic space sells everything from Joan Didion books to freshly brewed Nicaraguan coffee. On the racks, midriffs by Porter Grey (from $298) hang alongside sparkly Novis party dresses ($1,345) and Chromat zip-on harnesses ($175).
H.W. Carter and Sons
127 N. 6th St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 718-599-7091
Heritagewear is one glutted genre, and quality competitors abound. But the act of shopping for painstakingly wrought menswear at H.W. Carter—an industrial-age overalls brand relaunched in 2011—is elevated by its richly conceived 1,800-square-foot space.