New York – Upper East Side
223 E. 58th St. (bet. Second and Third Aves.)
New York, NY
If your plain white lamp shade is boring you to tears, head to this lighting emporium to create a customized topper of your own. Owners Mark Candido and Ronald Scinto own two home stores in Connecticut, but this is their first NYC shop. Stop by the French-inspired boutique, decked out in leopard-print carpets and colorful curtains, to commission a custom shade from either your own fabric or imported European ones sold in store ($100–$1,500). Ready-made options include rawhide lamp shades ($125–$400), miniature raffia styles ($35) and fuzzy zebra-print versions ($235). One side of the space features an old-school workshop, where you can get any lamp rewired or repaired ($45–$500), and pick up fixtures such as vintage-inspired filament lightbulbs ($10).