Welcome to the very first installment of boutique beat, a roundup of what's on the racks RIGHT NOW at some of our favorite spots. It's Thursday, September 3, and here's the report.
The spring/summer sale is wrapping up with big sale markdowns (50-70 percent) on Opening Ceremony, Rachel Comey, and more, but of course the big news is the fall shipment of Isabel Marant (get a sneek peak at the goods here!). Flying off the shelves, of course, are the two Alexander Wang handbags currently available -- the Betty flap bag and the Jess Shopper. (
This eco-friendly shop just got in a fall shipment of Melissa shoes that have been flying out of the store. (83 Orchard St.)
CASTOR & POLLUX
Everything in this West Village boutique is on its last legs of an epic sale, so today and tomorrow they'll be slashing prices up to 80 percent on Acne, United Bamboo, Built by Wedney, and more. Stay tuned for all the incredible goods coming in for fall September 8 -- Filippa K, Acne, and more ... (228 West 10th St.)
The Penpal ankle boot from Rachel Comey is shaping up to be one of Bird's bestsellers for fall -- they sold three pairs yesterday! It has the perfect heel, the perfect toe and the angle of the top of the boot is super flattering and elongates the leg. It is available in Black, Whiskey and Chocolate -- and they just placed a reorder for the black because it is selling so well. (220 Smith St.)
THISTLE & CLOVER
Both the owners of this Fort Green shop are especially besotted with a recent re-order of Poupette 10k bracelets and this stunning eco-friendly Sublet Petal Dress! Coincidentally both designers are featured in the innaugural issue of the Thistle & Clover Diaries, which is live and online at www.thistlecloverdiaries.com! (221 DeKalb Avenue)