Nicole Kwon, New York ready-to-wear designer, worked in the houses of Hussein Chalayan, Vivienne Westwood, and Peter Som before creating her own line, NKWON and then opening this boutique in West Village. This fashion background leads to her racks packed with lines exclusive to her shop and collections created by fellow designer friends. The shop’s got a pared-down urban thing going on, from the Maria Francesca Pepe ear cuffs, to the soft, layerable SHIN separates, to the row of unisex oxfords and loafers. Other collections include Alice Yim, Josefina Larsson, Sena, Cheap Monday, Thatcher Collection, Sam & Lavi, PJK, A.L.C., and, of course, her own collection of bestsellers. She also does custom shirting for men.