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If you've been on Avenue A and Third Street any time in the past ten years, you probably noticed Momo Falana, even if you didn't catch the name. The boutique, which always seemed immune to current trends, carried long, romantic dresses in bright, acid colors—exactly the sort of thing a hippie-ish starlet might wear to an awards show (and indeed, according to the designers, hippie-ish starlets keep doing exactly that.) But Avenue A has changed since Momo opened a decade ago, so the store recently packed up and relocated to 237 Centre Street in Soho, across from the baroque, domed Police Building. The new store reflects the riotous color of the dresses, with red floors, turquoise walls, and a copper-colored tin ceiling that designer Michael Lublin painted by hand. It doesn't officially open until September 13, but you could probably poke your head in now if you were in the neighborhood.
· Momo Falana [Official Site]