W ardrobe classics with a twist best describes the clothing at Curve (83 Mercer St., nr. Spring St.; 212-966-3626). Its version of a basic black dress takes the form of a heavenly mini-shirtdress with poufy Victorian sleeves and frontal pleating ($475). Owner Nevena Borissova stocks her Los Angeles store with glam labels like Missoni for Hollywood divas, but the East Coast store caters to a less-trendy sensibility, with lines from Isabel Marant and Jenni Kayne, and jewelry from Tom Binns. Two finds that rival the brilliance of the aforementioned shirtdress: Rupert Sanderson’s cobalt patent-leather Mary Janes ($575) and Yves Solomon’s short, rabbit-lined fatigue jacket ($1,595–$1,695). For something more flashy, browse a selection of heavily rhinestoned Valentino Garavani bags and shoes. There’s also same-day-delivery service for shoppers who prefer to travel light.