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1) Irregular Choice: Quirky British shoe company Irregular Choice has opened a flagship at 276 Lafayette Street in Nolita. Though we haven't received much info about the store yet, we're sure they're stocking an assortment of the brand's colorful, funky, reasonably-priced flats (pictured above), heels and boots. 276 Lafayette St between Jersey and Prince Sts; (212) 334-3404 [Racked Staff]
2) Exit 9: East Village gift emporium Exit 9 has set up shop on Smith Street. The store sells fun housewares and tabletop items like salt-and-pepper shakers shaped like ghosts, ceramic coffee cups made to resemble the Greek paper ones you get at delis, and band-aids printed to look like bacon strips. Good times. 129 Smith Street between Pacific and Dean Sts, Boreum Hill, Brooklyn; (718) 422-7720 [A Brooklyn Life]
3) Wendy Mink: The petite space that had housed vintage jewelry store Pippin is now home to jewelry store Wendy Mink. Mink, who relocated to the LES after 15 years in the West Village, is offering her own beautiful and delicate pieces as well as items from other local artists. 72 Orchard St between Broome and Grand Sts; 212-260-8758 [NY Mag]
4) Club Monaco: Chain Club Monaco has just opened another location on the UWS. This would not be notable but for the fact that the company is using this new location to experiment with a luxed-up decor and higher-end clothing. Club Monaco has always been, like Banana Republic, a source for solid and uninteresting basics like black blazers, gray Marino wool sweaters and dark denim jeans at reasonable prices. Now, although the store's trademark color palette has stayed the same (blacks and grays, mostly) a pair of jeans will run you over $100 and you'll have your pick of sweaters, tanks and coats made of pricey materials like silk, cashmere and leather. 211 Columbus Ave between 69th and 70th Sts; (212) 724-4076 [WWD, subscription req; The Shophound]
5) Look North: Located in the massive Civil War-era building that houses Red Hook's Fairway is new gallery Look North, which specializes in Inuit Art. A percentage of the proceeds from sales of certain pieces goes to fund research on the effects of climate change on polar bears. 275 Conover St nr Reed St, suite 4E, Red Hook, Brooklyn; (347) 721-3995 [The Gowanus Lounge]
6) National Jean Company: The Upper East Side has a new jeans mecca. Denim-focused retailer National Jeans Company has touched down on Third Avenue between 78th and 79th Streets, offering a selection of women's pairs from brands like Hudson, Paper Denim & Cloth and Seven For All Mankind. The company's slogan is, for some reason, "Live Natty." It should fit right in up there. 1375 Third Ave between 78th and 79th Sts; (212) 772-2392 [WWD, subscription req]