Striped boatneck tee? Classic. Denim cutoffs with low-hanging pockets? Not so much.
Tuck the shorts and your summer whites away and head to new West Village unisex boutique A Man and a Woman, seen here. Resist the temptations of spring 2011 and let owner Erin Crandall help you (and the men in your life) create a fall wardrobe you’ll be excited to wear year after year.
Formerly the head buyer for ShopBop, Crandall is not into fast fashion, so don’t expect H&M prices. What you will find are exquisite pieces to love forever and, in the case of Yigal Azrouël scarves and cardigans, even share with your boyfriend. Walnut fixtures made by upstate craftsman Joncy Bennett and a rotating selection of for-sale photographs strike just the right masculine/feminine balance.
Though it’s impossible not to finger the Jason Wu bustier dress festooned with mini tassels, Crandall leans more toward comfortable, timeless pieces. Here are her top five picks for fall:
· L’Agence black leather miniskirt
· Jason Wu tweed winter jacket
· Vince cowl-neck leather jacket
· L’Agence heather gray tee
· Rebecca Taylor faux fur vest
Check it out for yourself this Friday at Crandall’s Fashion’s Night Out Black and White Party, starting at 8 p.m. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com to hang out, shop, and enjoy champagne and food from Joseph Leonard.
A Man and a Woman, 14 Christopher Street, at Gay Street (212-929-6156).
Photo: Courtesy of A Man and a Woman
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