The Fixers: Designer-Approved (NYC!) Spots That Will Help You Keep Your Goods in Good Shape

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If you’ve started investing in nice clothes and accessories—stuff that you plan to own for years and years—then you’ve probably got an issue on your hands: upkeep. But we’re here to help—well, more like some of our very in-the-know, discerning designers are. Here are the NYC spots a few of the pros rely on for maintenance. —erica

TAILOR

Brooklyn Denim Co. / 85 N. Third St., #101, Brooklyn (pictured above!)
“Not just for denim repairs, though they do an amazing job on even the most destroyed jeans! This is a full-service tailor for anything from shortening a skirt to taking in shoulders on a blazer. My studio is in the back of the store, so I’m definitely biased.” —Tara St James of Study

SHOE REPAIR (for Bags and Other Leather Goods, Too!)

Kim’s Shoe Repair / 566 Grand St., Brooklyn
“When you walk in, it is like going trough a time machine. This business has been there for decades, and they have some really cool-looking old machines. The cobbler is always smiling, and you can tell he really enjoys his craft. I’ve taken my favorite boots there more than three times to be resoled and once to have a hole on the top fixed, and he has never said ‘I think it’s time to let them go…’ even though they are clearly falling apart.” —Graciela Fuentes of Tirana Jewelry

North 11th Shoe Repair / 118 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn
“My go-to for any leather repair—shoes, handbags, etc. The owner’s name is Clever—I’m not kidding. And not only is he kind and patient and good at his job, he is also a sculptor. He saved me when I was in a jam and needed white leather for a photo shoot and couldn’t find any that was right. Clever painted my brown leather white for the photos. I love this guy.” —Nettie Kent

DRY CLEANER

King Garment Care / 220 Sixth Ave., Manhattan
“This is Lizzie’s ultimate luxury. They’re pricey but the best; we take all good items here.” —Kathryn Fortunato of Lizzie Fortunato

Want some tips on taking care of your leather at home? Click here for some tips from the Hare+Hart girls.

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Weather Vain: Barcelona, Spain - 63 With a Chance of Rain

Right about now, NYC weather is making us wish for more temperate climes…and, ok, papas bravas. Here’s what we’d love to be rockin’ in Barcelona today. —erica

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Clockwise from top left:

+ An easy, no-nonsense M. Patmos dress that can handle too many tapas at Quimet y Quimet.

+ The sort of Jérôme Dreyfuss bag that Gaudí would be allll about.

+ An Iro jacket fancy enough for some shopping in Eixample.

+ The sort of Acne boots that would fit right in at the bar Hook—as in, the movie (and, ok, lots of other places, too).

+ Fortune Favors the Brave studs—the sort of easy-to-pack jewelry that you can wear every damn day.

+ A Nettie Kent necklace that feels as polished-but-quirky as the city itself.

More forecast-dressing goodness! Over here!

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Of a Kind

This would be the perfect opportunity to drop a 2 Chainz joke. But we’re not gonna. What we will do is tell you how much we love this brass Nettie Kent necklace and the way the designer lets the, ok, chain really shine. Oh, and we’re also obsessed with how this puppy looks under a collar. Wowzers. —erica

BUY / 40 of a kind / $84

Read more about the designer behind the line:

+ On going from painting to jewelry.

+ On what Martha’s Vineyard has to do with it.

+ On telling Andromeda’s story in a necklace.

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Ooooh, this ring looks like a *secret* evil eye. Sneaky, Nettie Kent, sneaky. —erica

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Let’s face it: The weather’s going to get a lot hotter before it gets cooler, and it’s going to be a while before you have any desire to wear a jean jacket again (or anything other than the lightest cotton dress). But, if you’re still feeling the need to inject a little bit of cowgirl into your look, these Nettie Kent earrings are just the thing. Bonus: They act like a built in cooling system, fanning your neck when caught in the breeze. —nathalie

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