Queens – Astoria
21-10 31st St at 21st Ave
If you're overwhelmed by the thought of wandering through a big-box department store in search of gifts, drop in to Japanese designer Motomi Yamanobe's minuscule storefront, where you'll find a smattering of ultrafemme clothing and accessories from emerging labels. A former assistant at Issey Miyake, Yamanobe fills the aqua-shaded boutique with adorable dresses ($110--$320) from her own Motomimi line, as well as Kyoko Honda dainty quartz-and-ruby rings ($80).
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