Instead of shopping at boutiques, get gorgeous dresses, shorts, and skirts made with vintage fabrics and beading from Peri Allen, a former designer for Andrew Marc and London Fog turned landscaper who counts Gwyneth Paltrow among her customers. Find her designs at a Memorial Day weekend pop-up shop (206 Essex St., 10 a.m to 2 p.m.) or by appointment year-round (call 516-658-9121 to schedule.)
4. Insider’s Tip
Published on Apr 25, 2013 as a web exclusive.