Simply shopping isn’t enough anymore. First, the Hanger on East 3rd Street combined clothes and cocktails; now Fashion/Plate NYC (264 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St.; 212-219-9212), opening March 5, mixes shopping and dining. At night, the multifunctional space serves up Latin and Asian cuisine; by day, it sells tightly tailored women’s clothes, original Warhols, and glam jewelry. Look for handmade Indian baubles ($200 to $1,500) displayed on ice, a custom line called Zinovy (imagine gold stretch-denim corset dresses), and oil paintings by Dave Brocket ($800 to $2,500). Brides can design their own gowns and cakes.
If your arches are so high you rise right out of most designer shoes, Tupli (780 Madison Ave., nr. 66th St., Ste. 2C; 212-472-2576; not to be confused with the men’s shoe store on Bleecker Street) creates high-end custom models. A mold is made of your foot to ensure the best fit, and the salon keeps European leathers and skins on hand. From $600; boots from $1,200 (three-to-four-week turnaround).
Cantaloup has long been a go-to spot for Upper East Siders looking for downtown labels. Now its sister store, Cantaloup: Destination Denim (1359 Second Ave., nr. 74th St.; 212-288-3569), aims to become one for jeans. Expect to see Meli-Melo ($220), Tsubi, and Loomstate alongside cowboy boots ($165 to $195) and vintage concert tees by Filthmart, 2 Be Free ($72 to $95), and Catch a Fire.