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If your weekend shopping routine involves making the Steven-Alan-A.P.C.-Maison-Kitsune loop, then you might want to add another linen-and-stripe-happy store to your rounds. Szeki Chan's Rivington Street boutique has been open since 2012, but the designer recently closed up shop to undergo a major transformation—scaling back on her jewelry offerings, amping up her selection of workhorse separates, and opening a sister store on Grand Street in Williamsburg.
Now that both shops—rebranded as 7115 Szeki—are up and running, we stopped by the LES location to browse the designer's spring line. Szeki, who spent her early twenties as a Hong Kong pop phenom, is all about breathable, natural fabrics and loose-yet-flattering cuts—a direct reaction to her former, record-label-approved look ("I was in spaghetti straps, with red stripes in my hair" she laughs).
Blouses are cut with slight Dolman sleeves ("so they don't stick to your arms"), high-waisted shorts hit textured crop tops at just the right spot, and structured work-to-drinks dresses look twice as expensive as they actually are. See Szeki's picks (all under $200!) this way.