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Jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning opened her first store in the city late last week, at 12 Wooster Street in the continually booming, trendy nook that is South Soho. The boutique carries Manning's handcrafted necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets, as well as jewelry from other designers, like Pamela Love, River Song, Blair Brown, Brave Collection, Mark Davis, and Judy Geib.
There's also gifts from Patch NYC and Cardtorial, and collaborations with AbleMade from Public School, Loomstate, and Melissa Joy Manning.
Of the decor, Manning explains: "My landlord was a scavenger in the '80s, so our downstairs was literally filled with items he had taken from Soho demo sites. I wanted to incorporate these artifacts and used many of them in my store design. I upcycled his collection of vintage doors into custom jewelry cabinets and tables. We also used an original lathe from the building's manufacturing (they made sewing machine needles) and repurposed it as a custom lamp and table legs."
The architect behind the store, TackleBox's Jeremy Barbour, is also responsible for the design of a ton of other stores in the city, including Owen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Thomas Sires, several Aesops, and more.
· Melissa Joy Manning [Official Site]
· Find the Perfect Piece at These Ten NYC Jewelry Boutiques [Racked NY]