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Best of New York 2014 • Shopping

Best Gender-Neutral Accessories

  • Miansai

    33 Crosby St., nr. Broome St.; 212-858-9710

    Designer Michael Saiger launched his company in Miami in 2008, and his fishhook-clasped leather-wrap bracelets (with their got-this-on-a-soul-searching-vacation feel) quickly caught on with creative types and Wall Street suits alike. Fittingly, the brand’s first storefront has landed two doors down from surf-shop Saturdays NYC in a beach-house-inspired space. The signature bracelets, plus a slew of other unisex, uniquely detailed accessories—including cognac leather journals tied with nylon rope ($68) and colorblocked calfskin iPhone holders ($115)—line copper-trimmed displays. A custom station offers leather monogramming and build-your-own wrap bracelets, while up front, a tea bar serves kombucha on tap.

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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).