Women discover elegance in these roomy, silky pieces of wearable art.. The Scene A woman with a brilliant smile may greet you from behind the center display case of accessories. Although the space is large, the clothes are crammed in like an overstuffed closet. Salespeople have a wonderful enthusiasm for the store's merchandise will steer you to different designer collections upon request.
The Goods Lots of gray and black basics line the walls, but the artwear pieces are truly the shop's highlights. Ellen Geinger's hand-painted silk wraps exhibit paintbrush splotches in vivid washes of color and animal print-like stripes. Five Colors East's cover-ups feature antique Chinese textiles, beautifully embroidered with nature scenes. A snazzy selection of hand-crafted, asymmetrical hats by Murjam Nuvar evoke the '80s, while Judith Bird's carefully dyed silk scarves push the contemporary edge with their combination of colors, textures and patterns. Expect to pay art gallery prices--$400 a pop for originals.