Manhattan – Lower East Side
55 Clinton St between Rivington and Stanton Sts
When the sun sets and the streets darken, this LES gem remains bright by virtue of its stark white interior. Besides monochromatic decor, owner Moon Rhee and designer Hey Ja Do specialize in striking vintage pieces (which dangle from the tiny shop's chandelier, chairs and snow-hued suitcases). Fans of avant-garde labels will find plenty of Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Mihara Yasuhiro and Comme des Garçons, along with basics like a striped tank ($155) and '60s satin coat ($735). A canvas-colored birdcage also displays Do's handcrafted jewelry, such as a necklace ($375) made from an antique European chandelier.
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