Alibi

Attention Recessionistas: get thee to this budget-friendly jewelry shop in NoLita that stocks a variety of designers from New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. Owner Jo Liu, is a Parsons graduate and also showcases her own label Littlethings. The slender space is artfully decorated, with display cases enclosed by refinished vintage frames, dusky gray walls, and a mix of antique and modern furniture. Accessorize any ensemble with little treasures like embellished sweater clips from Dirty Librarian Chains, body jewelry and ear cuffs by Armor, mixed vintage baubles by Archive, and coral-like nylon-silicon bracelets by Nervous Systems. The pieces range from $15 charms to $250 mixed-chain necklaces, but most are in the meltdown-friendly range of $50 to $100. Any excuse for us to indulge (responsibly) during these uncertain times? That’s an alibi we stand by.