SoHo / Crosby St.

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Avoid week­ends un­less you wish to ex­pe­ri­ence the Mid­west with­out leav­ing Man­hat­tan. Start at 285 Lafayette St. (cnr Jersey St.) by stock­ing up at ster­ling fra­grance and bath jack­pot Lafco / 212 925 0001 / lafco.com, with prods from Floren­tine dar­ling Santa Maria Novella. Exit, cross Lafayette into Jersey, go left into Crosby, and on your left is MiN New York at #117 / 212 206 6366 / min­newyork.com, a hand­some house of men’s groom­ing and per­fumes. Jill Plat­ner at #113 / 212 324 1298 / jillplat­ner.com / has sculp­tural sil­ver body candy, then for some ed­i­ble sweets head right up Prince to the cor­ner of Broad­way to pay homage at deli leg­end Dean & Deluca / 212 226 6800 / de­an­dealuca.com / where it all be­gan back in 1977. Okay, so when you’re sated, re­trace your steps back to Crosby, to find MZ Wal­lace at #93 / 212 431 8252 / mzwal­lace.com / for funky bags; next door is Mud with stream­lined Aussie porce­lain for your pad at #91 / 646 590 1964 / mu­daus­tralia.com; chic Crosby St. Ho­tel (see Ac­com.) is at #79 with ter­race bar; then cross for the MoMA De­sign Store on the cnr at 81 Spring St. / 646 613 1367 / mo­ma­s­tore.org / for snazz gifts. Bistro babe Balt­hazar (see Rest./Smart) is on the opp. cor­ner (with scrump­tious bak­ery next door), across from colour-splashed home haven C. Won­der / 212 219 3500 / cwon­der.com. Bound left down Crosby one block and left again on Broome to find Aero at #419 / 212 966 1500 / aeros­tu­dios.com / for min­i­mal­ist de­sign ob­jects. Re­trace and left into Crosby for Satur­days Surf NYC at #31 / 212 966 7875 / sat­ur­daysnyc.com / with espresso, great trunks (m) and surf gear; next door is Fel­low Bar­ber at #33 (see Spa), handy to dump the grump for a trad shave and trim while you power on. Con­tinue and on the next block you’ll find the lovely, eth­i­cal w/wear fash­ion la­bel Maiyet #16 / 212 343 9999 / maiyet­nyc.com, and fur­ther at #5 BDDW / 212 625 1230 / bddw.com / crafts ex­quis­ite, if aus­tere, Amer­i­can tim­ber fur­ni­ture, while De Vera at #1 / 212 625 0838 / de­v­eraob­jects.com / has a fas­ci­nat­ing mix of religious relics and cu­rios. Head left onto Howard for E.Vo­gel’s boots at #19 (see Adv. Shop.); Ref­or­ma­tion is home to slick re­tooled vin­tage and dresses at #23 / 212 510 8455; Michele Var­ian at #27 / 212 343 0033 / does a nice line in fab­rics, wall­pa­per and ce­ram­ics; Amarid­ian˚ at #31 / 917 463 3719 / amarid­i­anusa.com / has high-end African pot­tery and faff; then fin­ish with a bang at Open­ing Cer­e­mony at #33 (up the red stair­case) and at #35 / 212 219 2688 / open­ingcer­e­mony. us – hip­ster par­adise. SoHo over it? Gal­lop back to pick up hubs and race to slink-a-dink Balt­hazar or Crosby St. Ho­tel to rest your very tired, Vo­gel-shod trot­ters. Star!

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