New York, NY 10014
Village Voice's Description
Albertine has lots of hand-made one-of-a-kind fashions by young designers. "I like things that are a little bit quirky; I like to mix," says Albertine's owner, who plans to introduce fresh stock every few weeks. The day we visit, the merchandise includes a dress that does double duty as a top by employing those drawstring ribbons seen everywhere this season, from the $10 stores on Broadway to the runways of Junya Watanabe. A white mini with black ribbons doubles as a tube top; an all-black version is either a baby-doll dress or a long skirt. ($168, but it is
two for the price of one.)
Tips from foursquare
Owner Kyung Lee is constantly taking risks on emerging labels, and she’s almost always on hand to ensure that everything fits beautifully.
The high-end indie and vintage clothing shop makes us feel like we’re raiding someone's (enviable) closet. Pop next door for jewelry. If you meet Orson (woof), tell him we sent you.
The Village Voice voted this Best Shop for Creating Your Own Dress in our Best Of New York Poll!
Great jewelry available here from the Andean Collection, shop and support sustainable change!
Owner Kyung Lee is a skilled alterations pro... see something you like but would love it with a tweak? This is the spot. She is devoted to creating a home for smaller brands. [Essential NYC Shops]