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First-time NYC stores from beloved designers
A tree grows in Soho at Sass & Bide.

Barneys, Bloomie's--they?re all great. (We never want to know a world without the Saks Consolidation Sale.) But sometimes big department stores can feel like a supermarket where we swear there are more flavors of Chobani yogurt (in this case, Chloé bags) than what we?re seeing.

That?s why we?re thrilled to see some of our favorite designers putting down permanent roots.

Carven and its ever-so-French threads are now on Mercer street (at Prince), as of last week. Our pick: Any of those massive/insane/perfect pastel coats.

Balenciaga recently unveiled some slick, marble digs just down the street from Carven. What to get: Delightfully refined ankle boots.

Sass & Bide The cult-favorite Aussie brand has landed on Broome and Wooster. Keep an eye out for the blazers to end all blazers.

Kate Spade Saturday moved beyond the world of interactive windows into a full-fledged boutique at Spring and Wooster. Take away: Possibly the most fun clutch ever.

Badgley Mischka has shockingly never had an eponymous shop in NYC--until now. Head to 64th Street and Madison to pick up a Joan Holloway-worthy cocktail dress.

Kara Ross, the long-adored Manhattan jeweler, recently unveiled her first solo venture on East 60th and Madison. Where to start: Her signature resin necklaces.

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