Lazaro Soho

Lazaro Soho

Lazaro Soho can best be described as a rock ‘n roll jewelry store, primarily for men.  The designer, Lazaro Diaz, has been in business since 1981 making hand-crafted jewelry for the stars.  This single flagship store has a rather robust inventory of super cool jewelry and rockin’ apparel. Leather, silver, onyx, lava, diamonds and black diamonds are the primary materials, although there is a fair amount of over-the-top precious jewelry for ladies as well.  The … Continue reading

Gudrun Sjoden Soho

Gudrun Sjoden Soho

Gudrun Sjoden Soho is the US Flagship of this Swedish organic ‘green’ clothing, accessory and home store.  The story here is color and print.  Did I say color and print?  This is a cross between Spring 2013 Anthropologie and Eileen Fisher.  It is most definitely geared for the 45+ crowd most likely not urban-dwelling.  Tragically unhip stuff, but certainly happy looking.  The home products are far better and would add a nice pop of color … Continue reading

Kisan Concept Store

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http://www.kisanstore.com/ 125 Greene Street – SoHo This is a super-cool eclectic store carrying home goods, accessories and apparel for all ages and both genders. They’ve got books, hats ‘n’ gloves, cool apparel, stuffed animals, overpriced jewelry, handbags, vintage DVD’s and on it goes. There’s pretty much something for everyone. There’s something way cool about everything; it’s very urban. I’ve noted boutiques and reviewers now consider themselves ‘curated’, which cracks me up a bit. Let’s say … Continue reading

The Hat Shop

http://www.thehatshopnyc.com/ 120 Thompson St. – SoHo This is a unique millenary shop carrying custom hats for men and women as well as some knitwear. We bought a killer fedora for Steve. Everything is made in Brooklyn. This is a dying breed of shops. This owner is the adorable British lady in the photo. She is super funky and fun. The place is pricey, no doubt, but the hats are stunning. … Continue reading

Maryam Nassir Zadeh

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I discovered Maryam Nassir Zadeh, this fantastic shop on the Lower East Side this past summer. I bought a really unique rubber and metal link ring that I covet. But when I was there I fell in love with these GENIUS necklaces made of nylon mesh and filled with hundreds of Swarovski crystals. Since I was formerly in the costume jewelry business, I must say it is not very often that I am impressed by … Continue reading