New York Shopping Guide

Lower East Side and East Village

Doyle & Doyle

In 2000, when the Doyle sisters took over a former leather store and transformed it into a tiny estate-jewelry boutique, it was one of the first destination shops in the Lower East Side. They recently doubled in size and added a small house line of eensy stud earrings and charms, cast in the shapes of spiders and letters. The collection takes its cue from the antique pieces on offer, like curlicue-carved lockets and mourning rings. 189 Orchard St. LES 212-677-9991, doyledoyle.com.com

Foley + Corinna

Decorated with Japanese murals and Persian rugs, this shop has an opulent, exotic feel. It features goods by designers Dana Foley and Anna Corinna; Foley is known for her pretty, feminine clothing, and Corinna is beloved for her hardware-free leather bags.
114 Stanton St. (between Ludlow and Essex Sts.), 212-529-2338

Products: Women's Clothing, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Hannah Clark

Jeweler Hannah Clark crafts gorgeous, unusual pieces—opal-studded snake rings, rosary-like Czech glass bead strands, and bronze hand-pendant necklaces—in the storefront of a classic East Village tenement.
60 E. Fourth St. (between Second Ave. and Bowery), 212-539-1970,
hannah-clark.com

Products: Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Honey in the Rough

New Mexico native Ashley Hanoush's unpretentious three-year-old shop is packed with pieces that are both pretty and subtle, like floral-print and lace dresses from Thread Social and Dagmar. Plus, it now offers beauty services (Hanoush used to be a makeup artist). 161 Rivington St. LES 212-228-6415, honeyintherough.com

John Derian and John Derian Dry Goods

It's a rare accomplishment when a store manages to give birth to an entire design sensibility, but John Derian did exactly that. It's equal parts global bazaar, Cape Cod flea market, and literary salon, and it's reflected in everything from his decoupage platters to the silk quilts, feather dusters, and brass candelabra that line the shelves. 6 E. Second St. EAST VILLAGE 212-677-3917; 10 E. Second St. EAST VILLAGE 212-677-8408, johnderian.com

Pear and Plum

First came Plum, with its trove of eclectic clothing by Nicholas K and Josh Goot. Then boutique Pear arrived, stocking price-conscious footwear from Devotte and Lovely Shoes. Now two stores have become one, with same great selection. 124 Ludlow St. (between Delancey and Rivington Sts), 212-529-1030

Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Jewlery
Type of Store: Boutique

Project No. 8

Occupying a triangular-shaped wedge in a remote pocket of upper Chinatown, this spare exhibition-like store is all about restrained minimalism. Everything here has its precise place, whether it's a grayish green python Martin Margiela shoe or an A Détacher dress. A furniture/men's store of the same name just opened around the corner. 138 Division St. CHINATOWN 212-925-5599, projectno8.com; 38 Orchard St. CHINATOWN 212-925-5599
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