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Kai Burkhardt | January 30, 2019 | Feature Features

Whether by improving the body or personalizing specifically for you, these new shops put the customer first.
Founder Rachel Krupa outside of The Goods Mart

Takamichi Beauty Room
Takamichi Saeki brings his background as a gallerist to a beauty boutique at Takamichi Beauty Room in Gramercy. Tailored to his artistic eye, the salon’s interior of black and blue walls, velvet seating and an oversize mural of fireworks plays to Takamichi’s idea that a place should please all the senses. The natural, handpicked and eco-friendly products such as Lamazuna, a French and vegan line, accompany personalized, bespoke haircuts for men and women (from $85). 125 E. 17th St.

The Shade Store
The authority on all things window treatment, The Shade Store revealed its 10th New York location with a showroom in Dumbo. The family-run company provides a vast range of custom drapery and shades, and the new store features fully interactive design displays and expert consultants so each patron gets a hands-on experience. The 20th-century industrial warehouse has 10-foot windows to showcase the store’s best, and visitors can take home unlimited free swatches from the selection of more than 1,500 materials. The space will display collections from Nate Berkus, Jonathan Adler, One Kings Lane and more. 73 Front St., Brooklyn

The Goods Mart
With its first location outside of Los Angeles, The Goods Mart opened in Soho as a better-for-you, socially conscious alternative to the modern convenience store. Teaming up with local and L.A. providers, The Goods Mart retails items that are GMO-free with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Goodies such as coffee, kombucha slushies and organic snacks are all part of the mission to make high-quality choices easily available. 189 Lafayette St.



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