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Best Bets: November 16, 2015

Joining West Greenpoint’s homewares district are vintage-focused Copper+Plaid and family-run Burson & Reynolds.

1. Homecoming: Romy Northover macchiato mugs with liquid 22-karat gold ($62); vases made with excavated clay (from $85). 107 Franklin St.
2. From the Source: Chairs made of recycled oil drums ($325); teak open-storage side tables ($375). 69 West St.
3. Adaptations NY: Embroidered Moroccan poufs ($275); mid-century dressers ($695). 107 Franklin St.
4. Home of the Brave: Ceramic French presses ($120); custom-made black flag blankets ($165). 146 Franklin St.
5. Copper+Plaid: Vintage caribou antlers ($575); early-1900s boar-bristle shoe-shine brush ($45). 655 Manhattan Ave.
6. Burson & Reynolds: Cast-iron “scary rabbit” bottle openers ($10); Kerry Cassill pillowcases ($76). 649 Manhattan Ave.

2x2: Festive Carving Knives
Slice that turkey with flair.

Full Color:
Pure Komachi 2 slicing knife, $11 at
Half Color: Zyliss carving knife, $14 at

Full Color:
Ivo Virtu chef’s knife, $130 at
Half Color: Gyuto knife, $117 at the Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St., Williamsburg).

Tyler Haney, whose start-up Outdoor Voices sells minimalist hoodies and sweat-wicking slouchy pants, just opened a shop at 199 Lafayette Street.

“We’ve been making our soft tees ($65) and textured compression-fabric leggings ($95) since 2013, when athleisure was still a new term. But we could tell this was something people really wanted, and now we’ve raised $7 million in Series A funding and designed our first New York store to reflect all of the different things you can do in these clothes. We have a modular stack of foam mats and 3-D shapes, so you can feel how you bend and stretch in each item. We also see the space as a starting point for activity—we organize yoga classes and hiking meet-ups, so you can wear our new merino-wool jogging pants ($135) there. Or to brunch in the neighborhood.”

Ask a Guru
Lodro Rinzler is the chief spiritual officer at MNDFL, the city’s first walk-in meditation studio (10 E. 8th St.).

So this is like SoulCycle for meditating?“Yes. Most meditation centers have a minimum two-hour commitment; our sessions are 30 minutes. We’ve assembled a team of the best meditation teachers from all different traditions, and we offer a wide variety of classes: If you can’t sleep, there’s MNDFL sleep, where you’ll take deep breaths to help decompress and relax your body. If you’re feeling low-energy, you could take MNDFL energy, where there will be a lot of quick inhalations and exhalations. The last few minutes are always question-and-answer time for everyone who might have tried meditation through an app and wondered, say, if it’s normal to start seeing colors.”

Side by Side
Two glamorous French brands arrive just in time for winter.

Vanessa Seward
267 W. 4th St.
Open through early December
History: This summer, after stints at Azzaro and A.P.C., Seward presented her first eponymous women’s collection.
Store: A pop-up occupying a quarter of the A.P.C. store, in the inky blue accents of her Paris store, with dark denim and shearlings.
Celebrity Pick: ’70s-style “Abaca” sheepskin shearling coat ($3,675), purchased by Katie Holmes on the shop’s opening day.

Yves Salomon
786 Madison Ave.
Opens November 18
History: In 1910, Gregory Salomon entered the fur trade. Now his great-grandson Thomas is opening the brand’s first retail spaces.
Store: Seven hundred square feet, with marble shelving and brass accents holding men’s, women’s, and kids’ fur-accented outerwear.
Celebrity Pick:Rihanna wears the rabbit-and-coyote-fur-lined army parka (from $1,950), using the oversize drawstring hood to avoid paparazzi.

Top Five
On November 19, the modernist Italian furniture brand Arper (476 Broadway) will open its first East Coast showroom. Here, CEO Claudio Feltrin picks his favorite self-balancing chairs and casual ottomans.

“The Kinesit chair (from $1,183) has a self-balancing mechanism hidden in its seat that adjusts the tension of the chair based on the user’s weight.”

“I love the architect Lina Bo Bardi; when I discovered drawings of this bowl chair ($5,670) that she never produced, I manufactured a limited series of 500.”

“This Ply table (from $656) looks so simple but is actually very difficult to produce because it’s a single piece of curved wood with three legs.

“Pix (from $734) is our collection of casual ottomans, and each one comes in over 100 fabrics. It’s made out of a strong foam, so it’s soft, but it won’t sink if you sit on it.”

“The Parentesit (from $1,383) is a big, beautiful wall-mounted speaker that can also be customized with LED lights.”