By Nora Zelevansky / June 17th, 2010

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For many New Yorkers, this is old news, but I just have to sing the praises of what has truly become my favorite boutique in NYC: Poppy.

You know when you just find a spot that seems compatible with your aesthetic and high-end, but not prohibitively out of your price range, where the salespeople are nice, but not annoying and the selection is deep, but not overwhelming?  No?

Yeah, well, neither did I until I met Poppy.  It's just that Poppy understands me.  The real me.  The me that wants to spend $125 on an amazing wardrobe item, but not really $500.  The me nobody knows.  (Let's see if anyone gets THAT reference–doubtful unless you went to Calhoun School circa 1988 and happened to be in the 7th grade play.)  ANYWAY …

I LOVE Poppy and I just wanted to scream it from the rooftops and also show you my finds:

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This perfect Alexander Wang thin ribbed tank …

I can't find an image of the "Wish" skirt I got, but I have to say that I saw the Australian line around a lot and I think the price point is AMAZING, considering the style and quality of the garments.

I also fell in love with this striped sequined top that I am now sad that I didn't buy, but more on that later when I stalk it and call the store and find out the brand cause I'm freaking out without it.

Anyway, that is my ode to Poppy.

And that is the perfect Nolita boutique.

xo – N.


By Nora Zelevansky / February 25th, 2009


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I sorta think the above flyer says it all, but just to S-P-E-L-L it out (in honor of my friend Roseanne, who LOVES to spell things out loud): my hood's (and perhaps the city's) best new-ish accessories shop TenOverSix is having a HUGE sale this weekend.

Now, I'm too po' and freelance to buy anything sadly, but those of you with actual jobs would be FOOLS not to take advantage.  Just look at the lines listed above!

Plus, the brick courtyard is super cute and if the weather is anything like today, it might just be nice to peruse.  Peruse away . . . and don't cry for me, Argentina.

xo – N.

P.S. Turns out that Kendo–that great women's limited edition sneaker store–is having a closing sale too.  Starting Thursday, sneakers are less than $40 each.  Sad.  But a great bargain, if you need sneaks.