This bright white, 8,600-square-foot Manhattan flagship is a shrine to Italian designs that fuse high-concept artistry with no-fuss functionality. The company’s sleek furnishings—as well as kitchen cabinetry—are displayed in vignettes alongside lighting by Artemide and edgy accessories. 60 Greene St., 212-673-7106;
Sandrine Guibert and Jean-Luc Carrucciu have launched the first U.S. outpost of Les Toiles du Soleil, a 149-year-old French fabric manufacturer. Its cheery woven stripes are available for custom upholstery, which is executed on-site. The store also carries canvas-sling chairs and stools, bags, accessories, and the firm’s signature sassy espadrilles. 261 W. 19th St., 212-229-4730;
A 3,500-square-foot eco emporium, Green Depot is stocked with household goods and building materials bearing detailed labels that highlight the environmental benefits of each product, from tiles and countertops to lightbulbs and baby bottles. The retailer—ensconced in the former home of the first YMCA in the city—also has a zero-VOC-paint bar and private-label cleaning supplies that can be decanted into customers’ own containers. 222 Bowery, 212-226-0444;
Leslie Pritchard revives vintage furniture in her kicky Dallas showroom. Whether headboards or chests of drawers, her recycled items are glamorously updated with gleaming new finishes. Upholstered pieces are invigorated with fabrics by Madeline Weinrib, Trina Turk, John Robshaw Textiles, and Kelly Wearstler, as is Pritchard’s line of slipper chairs, sofas, and ottomans. 2003 Henderson Ave., 214-826-6777;
This article was featured in the May 2009issue.