Destination: New York
A Karl Lagerfeld favorite, Chrome Hearts carries highly hip, silver bling (think necklaces, rings, and belt buckles adorned with skulls and crosses) for ever-youthful guys and gals.
New York native Fiona Druckenmiller (the sister of Indagare’s founder, Melissa Biggs Bradley) has long had a passion for collecting art, objets d’art and jewelry. In her new boutique, F.D., which opens on the Upper East Side in late October, Druckenmiller will share her expertise with stylish shoppers, by carrying an exceptional range of jewels, fine art, glass and sculpture. In a salon-like setting, she will display her carefully assembled private jewelry collection, which includes choice pieces like Cartier Tutti-Frutti bracelets, a rare Patek Philippe World Watch and a pair of bracelets created for Emperor Haile Selassie alongside historic pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, David Webb, René Boivin and Lacloche Frères and pieces by some of the most exciting contemporary jewelry designers like Taffin, Hemmerle and Viren Bhagat.
Other treasures include tables by Claude Lalanne and the white leather dining room chairs that Syrie Maugham chose for Mona Williams’ Palm Beach residence. Druckenmiller believes that fashionable women today are seeking unusual objects and that they care passionately about the provenance and heritage of what the pieces buy, so the store will also be equipped with electronic albums that detail the history and origin of the designs. And while some pieces have seven-figure price tags, Druckenmiller also wants F.D. to feature an interesting mix of items she herself loves, so you will also find products in the $100 range, including limited-edition books and beautiful glassware.
However, on opening day (October 28), it’s the high-end, including a stash of vintage Hermès Birkins, that could cause a stampede—or at least lines outside, which is certainly new for this neighborhood.
A New York bastion of vintage jewels, including rare pieces from the royal court of the nineteenth century. Delve into its trove of decadent Art Deco baubles from such firms as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mauboussin, and Belperron.
To read about this lovely new boutique that features handcrafted pieces by four Istanbul jewelry artists, click here.
UPDATE: Jaalbér closed in March 2009.
Fabulous femmes of all ages flock here for the affordable jewelry (both fine and faux)—whether it be fashion-forward, classic or estate.
Me & Ro
While you may not attain enlightenment by wearing beautiful jewelry, the spare, elegant creations of Me & Ro are aesthetically transforming. The lovely pool dotted with lotus flowers in the front enhances the store’s serene allure.
Mish New York
Mish Tworkowski designs rarefied earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches that are sui generis. Be sure to check out his whimsical Chinoiserie pagoda brooches.
Peipers + Kojen
This Upper East Side shop carries exotic jewelry and gifts galore, as well as a range of whimsical, affordable baubles.
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