Manhattan – Lower East Side
250 Broome St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts
Manhattan, NY 10002
Handbag designer Jenny Yuen's debut shop is designed to make you feel like you're shopping in your best friend's closet: It features exposed-brick walls, vintage wallpaper, flea-market-find decor and even a BOY TOY bench (in case you schlepped your boyfriend along). Yuen also introduces her first ready-to-wear collection ($35--$325) made from organic cottons, soft silks and fanciful fringed suede, and which she describes as "nerdy-chic and feminine--but not super girly." Along with her functional and funky locally made leather bags ($125--$375), look for accessories and jewels from Digby & Iona, I Like You as a Friend and Modern Alchemy. Mention TONY to receive 15% off through November 5.
Find more shops at Time Out New York.