Small businesses are falling by the way side. Even the best small businesses in NYC are struggling to keep up with e-commerce. Recently I happened upon a place with unique and beautiful merchandise; dresses and blazers, skirts and sumptuous knits. The sales team is remarkable, they know their hand-picked inventory and excel at personal service. You should know about this wonderful shopping resource!
Ekavi just celebrated their 45th anniversary in the same location, a quick walk from my home. You know I love to shop small and local! Such a feat does not happen by accident, and certainly not under these tough retail conditions.
I so enjoyed being at the celebration !
Such a silly shot below, but it does give an accurate vibe of the warmth of this lovely shop. The best small businesses in NYC are also the most fun places to shop!
The shop is known for high quality and personalized expert service. Their credo:
We never stop seeking innovation, but value pure materials above all else. Our collections are produced by small companies who focus on sustainable practices.
Our clothes come from European and American designers, all of whom have an impeccable standard for fit. We work with each customer to find the perfect cut and size.
Each season, we hand-pick pieces that are both fashionable and wearable. We believe that clothing should be enjoyed, and should enhance your personality.
Sporting one of their necklaces, which is now sold out, I share the image below. . This statement necklace is made By Sylca and sold for $98.00. It is dramatic and artisanal. The lux basket tote is perfect for a winter retreat to warmer climes. It is by Brazilian Designer Serpui and sells for $225.00. It is the perfect size for beach towels and seems very sturdy. It will last for decades, unlike cheaper wicker totes.
You can shop Ekavi near the UN in Manhattan at 886 Second Avenue, or on Shoptiques.
Time to share some favs!
1– Water proof raincoat
2-Classic Herringbone Overcoat
3 – Abstract Print dress
4- Metallic Floral Tunic
I also met new friends. Meet Susan, a very successful and conscientious real estate broker!
Not stopping there! I also met Bex, My generous and beautiful friend who also happens to Mrs. Greater New York. Bex uses her beauty pageant platform to do good work. Since I have met less than one month ago, she has done 3 events! ( One for sex trafficking, one for breast cancer, and one for children with Down Syndrome.)
Talk about beauty inside and out! Bex walks the walk !
The best small businesses in NYC ?
I am always on the hunt! Remember to shop small and local. Please shop your closet first! BTW, this is not a sponsored post, just a timely find for holiday shopping and discovering a source for fabulous clothing and accessories .
As the holiday season is upon us, I wish you much happiness.
—— XOXO, Elle ——