NEW YORK — From the quiet environs of the Upper East Side to the bustling streets of SoHo, Manhattan is teeming with new accessories boutiques.
Firms in this sector seem to have cast aside any economic worries and are filling the city with an array of handbags, jewelry and gems. Many opened in this season, just in time for holiday selling. Among the newcomers are handbag boutique Che Che New York, jewelry stores Femmegems, Objets du Desir and Cecile et Jeanne, as well as a new boutique from Brazilian shoemaker Constança Basto.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"