new york city
Deanne Yee started her blog dreamsequins.com in November 2008 as a way to keep busy between freelance fashion writing jobs but was quickly hooked. In her daily posts she deftly covers independent fashion and emerging designers, street style, and even shares snapshots of her own on-trend looks. Here, her must-visit sites:
The newest incarnation of this exquisite jewelry store (the original location was down the street) is stocked with an artfully displayed selection of unique baubles like whimsical gold Dogeared charms and chunky Druzi rings carved from brightly colored geodes.
Joy Gryson, the mastermind behind the incredibly stylish eponymous line of handbags and shoes, as well as the more affordable Olivia Harris line, let us in on her favorite New York spots.
We whittled down all of NYC's stores to our top-10 can't-miss gift destinations. There's something for everyone on your list!
Fashion inspiration from some of our favorite cities.
Designer Nadia Tarr (of the famed, wear-it-a-million-ways Butter by Nadia dress) decided to open a shop in Carroll Gardens when her insatiable flea marketing got out of hand and she needed a repository for all the treasures she had mined over the years. It's easy to tell that she loves everything in the store, from pristine '50s Mexican dresses to blue enamel Victorian lockets. Her clothing line is also here, plus every conceivable kind of retro-packaged candy.
All the silk wrap dresses and sarongs that don't blow out of this vacation-centric chainlet wind up here: There's often also a host of cashmere wraps and seasonless batiked scarves.
The fact that it's open only a few days a week and so far down Grand Street you'll feel like you're about to walk into the water shouldn't deter: This mini-outlet, housed in a gorgeous former bank, is packed with last-season merchandise from the much-loved French brand.
Tucked away on a quiet stretch of Grand, this space looks exactly like a Paul Smith boutique, complete with Liberty print blouses and striped socks, except everything is reduced by 50 percent.
All the overstock from this popular Brooklyn-based chain—loved for its low-key tops and sweatshirts—winds up on the racks here.