Recently Opened Shops
by Time Out New York contributors, 03/06/2013
Photo: Jen Davis
176A Bowery, 718-419-6367, NoLIta, Manhattan
Jewelry designer Hassan Rabah closed his ten-year-old Soho shop Sterling Stones to open this minimalist space, which also hawks vintage hats ($12–$75) and fur coats ($800–$975) that he hand embellishes. The boutique’s name is a portmanteau of the monikers of Rabah’s wife, Rana, and their son, Ali, and features handmade baubles ($25–$200) that incorporate amber from Russia, garnets from India and turquoise from Afghanistan. Highlights include colorful stone earrings ($25–$75), onyx necklaces ($25–$200) and semiprecious gold bangles ($25–$75). Check out the wall devoted entirely to unisex hats, including knit beanies ($12–$30), tweed fedoras ($25–$45) and felt bowler caps ($25–$30). You’ll also find leather goods designed by Rana, like boho fringe bags ($68–$150) and fold-over clutches ($108–$180).