Openings: Inside Dalaga’s Soho Flagship

Greenpoint boutique Dalaga has opened doors to its first Manhattan store, brimming with flirty sundresses and comfy summer sandals.

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Catherine Blair Pfander
Greenpoint boutique Dalaga has long supplied stylish Brooklynites with statement-making (but surprisingly affordable) gear. Now, Manhattan-dwellers can get in on the action with the store's newly-opened Soho shop at the corner of Kenmare and Cleveland Place.
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Owners Michelle and Mary Mangiliman found the cozy space as recently as April. "It's been a little crazy," laughs Michelle. "It was basically a vanilla box when we got it." Charming details like antique chandeliers and framed paintings give the store a warm, inviting feel.
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With a selection of affordable favorites like BB Dakota, Jack, and Seychelles shoes, Dalaga is a goldmine for flirty summer dresses and comfy spring kicks. Here, a selection of new spring styles beckons from the doorway.
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"BB Dakota is one of my very favorites," says Michelle, who put together this playful spring-ready ensemble. "[This dress] is such an easy shape, and the drawstring makes it really versatile and comfy," she says of the brand's printed "Monet" sundress ($98). To finish the look, Michelle added woven Seychelles sandals ($105) and "The Heisenberg" unisex fedora ($50).
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Sundresses in every size, shape and pattern are a particular highlight of the Soho store. We found ourselves drawn to this simple, form-fitting shift dress in a navy and red stripe ($48).
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If you're not shopping for yourself, these petite roll-on perfumes by MCMC Fragrances and a collection of vintage-inspired sunnies would make terrific gifts.
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Another look by owner Michelle consisted of the "Divinity" shoulderless cotton T-shirt ($40) layered ovr a sheer, daisy-print sundress ($50). "A big sunhat looks good with just about anything," Michelle says of the "Miyuki" straw cap ($60). For a boho twist, Michelle added coral Seychelles sandals ($70) and a tooled leather satchel ($75).
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High-impact baubles by local labels like By Boe and Nemesis Jewelry make a statement without busting your bank account. Here, the "Baliwan" collar ($75) and "Tatak" pendant ($85).
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Our favorite accessories, however, were the dainty "Jules" chain necklaces, which were fashioned from bits of colorful recycled leather ($65). Visit Dalaya at 85 Kenmare at Cleveland Place .
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