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The Shape of Lies

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127 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10009 40.726318 -73.984082
nr. First Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-5920 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Cuff Links/Notions, Engagement Rings, Jewelry
Photo by Corinne Durand

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Wed-Fri, 3pm-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-8pm; Mon-Tue, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard

Product Guide


  • Engagement Rings
  • Cuff Links/Notions
  • Jewelry


This artsy shop has been an East Village mainstay since 1979. It originated as a space for owner Peggy Yunque to sell her artwork, then as a jewelry store for East Village and Williamsburg designers, and now as a hybrid of the two. The walls at this homey spot are covered with Yunque’s collage-inspired oil paintings and giclée prints, which start at $200. Yunque creates her own necklaces, earrings, rings, and brooches, as well, inspired by classical shapes and Celtic designs. The store also sells handmade pieces by local designers like Karen Silverman, whose silver necklaces are decked with macabre babies sporting strange appendages like octopus legs and crab claws, a nod to kewpie dolls of the 1920s. Yunque lives in the apartment attached to the shop, and she’ll open the door during off hours to anyone with a “gifting emergency” and the courage to knock.