Manhattan – Lower East Side
132A Ludlow St at Rivington St
Manhattan, NY 10002
A stint in rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic gave Barnaby Harris his idea for a boutique: Itsasickness, a gift and accessories shop loosely themed on addiction. In the pint-size space, Harris--a Broadway-stage-manager--turned-entrepreneur best known for his popular fuck yoga T-shirt designs--focuses mainly on soft dependencies, rather than hard-core bad habits. American Apparel tees printed with snarky slogans like i can't stop winning ($30--$35) reference gambling abuse; patent-leather journals serve as a spot to write down any "sick" thoughts ($52); and canvas tote bags nod to a compulsive shopping habit ($32). For chocoholics, Vosges Haut Chocolat bars ($8--$9 each) can provide a pleasantly naughty quick fix.
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