Manhattan – East Village
618 E 9th St between Aves B and C
Note the eclectic tone of Voz, or voice, from the moment you step inside: Loose pages from a 1950s Webster's dictionary are pressed and sealed into the floors, and a quick glance around reveals a selection of vintage fashions, midcentury Danish and modern furniture, and an array of artwork includes paintings and pottery. Because everyone has a different voice, we wanted to give people a place to explore their own tastes, owner Alex de Laxalt explains. An element of art is present in all that's for sale, as well as the way in which it's displayed--like the Gary Graham cappuccino-colored short-sleeved draped-neck dress ($250) that hangs in the front window above a sea of gathered leaves. Curious objects are a big draw, like the green, peculiarly shaped 1970s chimney ($900) and the dark-brown glass cabinet ($750) topped with mixed patterns of ceramicware ($12--$250 per piece).
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