DoubleTake stocks a consigned collection of top-notch knits and accessories carefully selected from designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. Save your neck from nudity with a floating heart necklace from Tiffany & Co. ($58), or give your legs some stylish new sleeves by slipping on a pair of Giorgio Armani gray pants ($75). Catherine Malandrino's short-armed cashmere sweater keeps your torso wrapped in fashion ($58), while a small metallic handbag from Donald J Pliner serves as a safe haven for all your purse-worthy personals, ably repelling the snitchy grabs of passersby who want your Altoids ($70).
For more than 30 years, the family owners of Salon La Mode have supervised teams of stylists and aestheticians as the staffers cut hair and apply acrylic and gel nails. Natural light helps stylists concoct precise hair colors during the day, and after-hours appointments make Brazilian and eyebrow waxing available to people who spend the daylight hours willing themselves to perform photosynthesis.
Beth Geller and her staff specialize in Endermologie—an innovative treatment that uses a noninvasive motorized device to smooth the deep tissue of the skin and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. When they're not administering Endermologie procedures, they extend their aesthetic expertise toward waxing, facial, and organic spray-tan services.
As owner Harry Roth says on eyeQ’s website: “We are not here to just sell a pair of glasses, too many other places already do that.” More than three decades of work as an optician give Roth an insight into customer needs, which us uses to deliver personalized, thoughtful service. His clients can arrange private viewings of the store’s designer and boutique frames, or schedule meetings at their homes or offices. Customers can also bring in their current frames for repairs or to be fitted for new lenses. The shop can often do minor repair work for free. Technicians can complete custom fittings in the store’s on-site lab. The lab’s computer-based equipment creates precise lenses quickly, and clients can even commission specialty glasses for tasks such as night driving, computer work, golfing, or looking through eyeglasses catalogs.