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1) Rainbow Sandals: Via Thrillist, we learn that Storecasting vet Rainbow Sandals has thrown open the doors to its Nolita flagship at 245 Elizabeth Street. The company is known for its extremely long-wearing flip flops, which come with a lifetime guarantee. The shoes were originally designed by a surfer for other surfers, but have since been picked up by the frat boy contingent (evidence: they were written up on Thrillist). The NYC store offers over 20 styles for men, women and children. (245 Elizabeth St between Houston and Prince Sts, 212-966-8858) [Thrillist]
3) Environment Furniture: Open since last Wednesday, this eco-friendly home store offers beautiful, minimalistic furniture made from reclaimed wood. The company's wares were previously showcased at HauteGreen as part of New York Design Week. More info's available at UrbanDaddy and on their website. (876 Broadway between 18th and 19th, 212-780-0051) [UrbanDaddy]
3) Pippin: Our favorite vintage/thrift jewelry shop has moved from its cozy spot on Orchard Street between Broome and Grand Streets to a new home in Chelsea. The 17th Street location features the same super-low prices (pieces start at $5). (112 W 17th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 212-505-5159) [TONY Blog]