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Rackage is a look inside recently-opened stores around town. Today, let's take a peek inside boutique msg. in Nolita.
Photos, Krieger 08/30/2007
Perched on the border of Nolita, Soho and the Lower East Side, Japanese designer Mami Suzuki's tiny sliver of a boutique stocks clothing from indie labels like Illiann Loeb, Face-two and Kiliwatch, as well as bags from Daniella Zylbersztain and Enshallah and a collection of puffy leather jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, rings) Suzuki creates with the help of designer Mimi Golzer. The clothing—brightly printed dresses, cozy woven sweaters and statement-making tops—hangs on one long rack along the wall. The draw here is a tightly-edited assortment of pieces from under-the-radar designers you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. For more on the store, head over to Word Up! or Gen Art.