It?s no surprise that the locavore trend has changed the way we shop for groceries. So why not apply the same approach to our wardrobes? The new Nolita boutique Black + Graze makes it easy to do just that.

Fashion designer Caycee Black and vintage collector Jennifer Volodarsky (of the e-commerce blog Nudes & Graze) took their passion for the ethical production of clothing and created a supremely stylish environment where New York women can buy pieces that have been cut and sewn locally--many right here in the Garment District.

The intimate, well-curated shop is largely centered around made-to-order items, meaning you can choose a sample silhouette (from the likes of Caycee Black or Dessu), and Black and Volodarsky will have it produced to your exact measurements. Black?s own line is even interchangeable among a variety of printed fabrics (based on artwork she painted herself), so you can mix and match textiles as well.

Peppered in the mix is Volodarsky?s ultra-wearable vintage collection (always a responsible buy) and a rotating array of off-the-rack but locally produced lines (like Alexandra Grecco) to help you style outfits that feel as good as upstate apples taste.

239 Mulberry St. (between Prince and Spring sts.); 212-966-4206 or

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