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Kirna Zabête, Soho

96 Greene Street
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 941 9656's insider take:

The owners of this trailblazing Soho boutique, Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley, think like fashion editors: They sift through the endless sartorial offerings that come down the catwalks each season and manage to choose exactly what the cool girls want to wear right now. The light-filled space reads like a contemporary gallery for fashion, with a Lucite roof, glossy red railings, and low-slung sofas (all the better for viewing the works of art hanging on the racks). Part of this downtown institution's appeal is the blend of reverence—high style devotees can name-check the fashion world's most important labels (Lanvin, Alaïa, Balenciaga, Nina Ricci)—and kitsch (supplement your museum-worthy dress purchase with a limited-edition, Japanese-inspired Kirna Zabête toy or some old-school candies). Downstairs you'll find children's wear, pet accessories, and lingerie.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 11am to 7 pm, Sundays noon to 6 pm.

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