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Rackage: Matter's Little Jewelry Annex

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Rackage is a look inside recently-opened stores around town. Today, we head to Nolita to check out design shop Matter.

Last year, Park Slope-based design shop Matter made the move across the East River to open a petite shop on Broome Street in Nolita. Recently, owner Jamie Gray decided to expand the Broome Street outpost by adding an annex dedicated to the store's well-edited jewelry collection. The space, located off the main selling floor, was originally used as storage by the business next door; after reaching an agreement with the neighbors, construction workers busted through the wall separating the two rooms.

Inside the nook, glass cases show off the beautiful work of jewelers like Christine J. Brandt (burnished wood and semi-precious stone rings), Bylu (delicate gold earrings) and Saya Hibino (lacey necklaces). And though prices can run high (our favorite of Brandt's pieces is $3,000), it doesn't cost a thing to look.