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

Baby Blue Line

Baby Blue Line

I discovered this shop after I got my hair cut at Belissimo on Mott.  My stylist Fredi has been cutting my hair in random friends’ salons while he’s between gigs.  This time it landed me right in front of my new favorite boutique.  The windows drew me in where I discovered a great assortment of tops, tunics and dresses.  I grabbed a card and said I’d be back. Since I’d seen the shop I was … 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

JuJu S’Amuse

JuJu S'Amuse

Last fall I discovered Juju S’Amuse, a little store out the back entrance of the DKNY store on West Broadway in Soho. At easily 1/4 the price of any DKNY item, I found this place to be quite the deal. The designer, Judith Lacroix from Paris, started her business with children’s clothing, which is still primarily the focus. But she expanded to womenswear and I find it to be very trend right and well-priced. Nothing … Continue reading