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Best of New York Shopping 2004

Best Bags for Her


  • Photo by Peter Berson
  • Dillen At A Détacher

    262 Mott Street, 212-625-3380

    Dillen Ailman’s handbags don’t have the status-obsessed snob appeal of, say, this season’s Prada, but they’re just as beautifully put together. Made from American tanned leathers (buffalo, goat) and finished with equestrian-style hardware, they’re roomy but surprisingly light—and extremely chic.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).