Some people just have impeccable taste, plain and simple. And Steven Alan is, sigh, one of them.

The local fashion purveyor has lured us into his charming, rustic-urban boutiques for nearly two decades. (You know you love a linen pant.) So it should come as no surprise that his first dedicated home store is as equally crave-worthy.

You?ll find it, of course, nestled on a quaint Tribeca block and brimming with artisanal goodies--from pottery bowls to rope baskets, mason-jar candles to small-batch syrups, and hand towels to dog kerchiefs--all in the sand-khaki, patina-silver, dusty-navy, sun-drenched-clay palette we?ve come to know and love.

And just like that perfect fisherman sweater you?d uncover in a hidden corner at a previous outpost, odd little surprises (patio oil?) seem to appear in every nook here, too.

While some of the selection is available online, we highly encourage a perusal in person to fully appreciate Alan?s neighborhood-general-store vibe. Who else would display a freezer of locally grown green beans next to eclectic area rugs?

158 Franklin St. (between Hudson and Varick sts.); 646-402-9661 or

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