Brooklyn – Williamsburg
263 S 1st St (at Havemeyer St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
It's all about the high-end hipster leather at this unique Billyburg boutique, where cooler-than-thou messenger bags, carry-ons, clutches, totes and man purses look right at home in a raw and modern gallery-esque space from local designers Shiho Nagashima and Ramana Goldstein. The designers opened the store in June 2009 and work there on a regular basis (don't mind the sewing machines). If it feels like you're witnessing expert craftsmanship firsthand, that's because you are.