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STYLE & BEAUTY RETAIL RESOURCE Thrill of the Hunt The Space NYC, a boutique-cumstudio in East Williamsburg A clutch of small stores (downtown and in Brooklyn) celebrate and facilitate shopping discovery in the Big Apple, finds NICK REMSEN MR NED Founded in 1964 by Nuran Mateosian, the suit-making operation is currently run by his son. The lower Fifth Avenue shop provides custom tailoring with textiles from elite mills, including Loro Piana. THE SPACE NYC The showroom in East Williamsburg focuses on handicraft. Look for old-world horn-andbone corkscrews, handmade bicycles and silk bomber jackets from in-house label AS65. PROPERTY The Tribeca shop offers surprising (and minimalist) home decor: conical suspension lights from LucidiPevere, mod seating from GamFratesi and ultra-chic ombré mirrors from Germans Ermičs. OROBORO Exactingly curated and aggressively hip, this Nolita spot is beloved for its knockout (and hardto-find) women’s fashion. Expect embroidered, stringy pieces from Central Saint Martins grad Yulia Kondranina alongside corduroyand-velvet smocks from German provocateur Bernhard Willhelm. Jewellery, home decor and apothecary items like Dr Alkaitis organic masks and Binu Binu charcoal soaps round out the mix. VK NAGRANI The Nolita store, founded by Vivek Nagrani, is a byappointment insider favourite among ex-presidents for its socks. (George W Bush and Bill Clinton are clients.) In 2013, Nagrani expanded from undergarments to suiting, jackets, and shirting, but he keeps all of his products limited, made in either Italy or Peru, and individually numbered. IF SOHO NEW YORK One of the oldest clothing stores in SoHo (it opened in the 1970s, when the neighbourhood was all art galleries), the boutique stocked pieces from Mugler, Yamamoto, and Moschino in the early days. It now sells offbeat and lesser-known brands like Daniela Gregis, an Italian womenswear designer who specialises in sculptural tailoring. PROJECT NO 8 Straddling business, art and design, No 8 sells an eccentric mix of decor, fashion and vintage items, ranging from hand-knitted animal figurines and watercolour kits to leather tote bags for wine bottles. NoMad regulars stock up on underwear, German ink pens, and Taiwanese pencils. OBSCURA ANTIQUES & ODDITIES The 25-year-old East Village store is an outpost of all things highly nostalgic and fantastically weird. Obscura sells dice made of real bone, Russian flight goggles and artfully curated Zippo lighters. (Beware: taxidermy and primitive medical instruments abound.) ODD EYE The newcomer on New York’s cultfavourite retail roster, Odd Eye features a blend of one-off vintage and design items. With a mission of “striving to keep the energy of the East Village alive”, the store features standouts like Philippe Starck chairs, smoked-glass coupes and painted sculptures from Mexico. The shop’s random-seeming set list is as quirky cool as the neighbourhood it celebrates. PHOTO NICOLE FRANZEN 48 CENTURION-MAGAZINE.COM

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