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Aesop on Bleecker Street

The weather forecast for the next two days in Sydney is pleasant, sunny, and highs in the low 80s—meanwhile, it snowed in New York this morning. If you can't quite pull off a trip around the world this week, the least you can do is shop some of Australia's best designers here in the states. We've put together a map on where to find them, from Zimmermann's new and improved Soho store to Sass & Bide's first U.S. flagship, which are both opening this month. Also included are housewares and jewelry from Dinosaur Designs, as well as skincare by beauty favorite Aesop. Check out all seven stores after the jump.


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1. Aesop

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341 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 899-3359
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Aesop operates five stores in Manhattan, with spots in the West Village, Nolita, Chelsea, the Upper East Side, and Greenwich Village. Wherever you are, you're never really too far from the Australian skincare brand's hair, body, or skin products. [Photo]

2. Sass & Bide

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480 Broome Street
New York, NY
New York City's very first Sass & Bide store is set to open on November 20th, on the prominent corner of Broome and Wooster Streets in Soho. The brand's architect teases that the location will be "a modern, gallery-like space that blurs the lines between sculpture and architecture," and will carry the full women's clothing collection, denim, and more. [Photo

3. Zimmermann

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After about a year and a half on Mercer Street, the brand famous for its flattering, printed swimwear is moving to a larger store further down the street next week. Expect the same beachy vibe, but with a lot more room. [Photo of the original store: Brian Harkin]

4. Damsel in Distress

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This Nolita boutique specializes in clothing and accessories from Australian brands, like Erica Klein jewelry, Maurie & Eve dresses and jumpsuits, and separates by Wheels & Dollbaby. [Photo]

5. B_Space

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219C Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 429-9898
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The concept shop B_Space solely sells Australian designers, like Volley shoes, Ksubi denim, and its own house line. The store doubles as Billabout.com's media studio, where it hosts music events, book readings, art exhibits, fashion shows, wine tastings, and more. [Photo]

6. Dinosaur Designs

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(212) 680-3523
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Australian designers and couple Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy sell their jewelry and houseware collections at their Mott Street boutique, their only in the country. Their pieces are made out of a variety of materials, like resin, precious metals, and hand blown glass. [Photo]

7. Scosha

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64 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 387-4618
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The Williamsburg studio and store of jewelry designer and Australian native Scosha Woolridge carries more than just her namesake line of jewelry: she's also brought in home goods and other merchandise from other Aussies, like handcrafted cheeseboards from artist Millie Fairhall.

1. Aesop

341 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014
Aesop operates five stores in Manhattan, with spots in the West Village, Nolita, Chelsea, the Upper East Side, and Greenwich Village. Wherever you are, you're never really too far from the Australian skincare brand's hair, body, or skin products. [Photo]
341 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014

2. Sass & Bide

480 Broome Street, New York, NY
New York City's very first Sass & Bide store is set to open on November 20th, on the prominent corner of Broome and Wooster Streets in Soho. The brand's architect teases that the location will be "a modern, gallery-like space that blurs the lines between sculpture and architecture," and will carry the full women's clothing collection, denim, and more. [Photo
480 Broome Street
New York, NY

3. Zimmermann

55 Mercer Street, New York NY 10013
After about a year and a half on Mercer Street, the brand famous for its flattering, printed swimwear is moving to a larger store further down the street next week. Expect the same beachy vibe, but with a lot more room. [Photo of the original store: Brian Harkin]

4. Damsel in Distress

236 Mulberry Street, New York NY
This Nolita boutique specializes in clothing and accessories from Australian brands, like Erica Klein jewelry, Maurie & Eve dresses and jumpsuits, and separates by Wheels & Dollbaby. [Photo]

5. B_Space

219C Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
The concept shop B_Space solely sells Australian designers, like Volley shoes, Ksubi denim, and its own house line. The store doubles as Billabout.com's media studio, where it hosts music events, book readings, art exhibits, fashion shows, wine tastings, and more. [Photo]
219C Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

6. Dinosaur Designs

211 Elizabeth Street, New York NY 10012
Australian designers and couple Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy sell their jewelry and houseware collections at their Mott Street boutique, their only in the country. Their pieces are made out of a variety of materials, like resin, precious metals, and hand blown glass. [Photo]

7. Scosha

64 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The Williamsburg studio and store of jewelry designer and Australian native Scosha Woolridge carries more than just her namesake line of jewelry: she's also brought in home goods and other merchandise from other Aussies, like handcrafted cheeseboards from artist Millie Fairhall.
64 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11249