27 Howard St. (Lafayette & Broadway)
A true downtown girl with a knack for art and design, Michele Varian has always had an appreciation for restoration – peeling off layers of antiques to find the beauty within – that translates to the careful creation and curation of the pieces in her Howard Street shop. A mix of both original pieces and eclectic collectors’ items, Michele’s talent for reviving oldies and designing classics is evident on every shelf. Her pillow case covers have become her signature item, and a new line of handbags in the same design vein are predicted to be the new must-have. Make sure to set aside at least a half an hour to peruse the whimsical animal art, delicate jewelry, and so much more.
HANYA YANAGIHARA, TRAVELER, ART COLLECTOR, EDITOR, AUTHOR
“Lots of toys and home decor items that you might not buy yourself but hope someone will buy for you. ”