We never leave Kyung Lee’s tiny, slightly-above-street-level store empty-handed. There’s not an overwhelming selection—in fact it’s appealingly limited—but if she’s on-hand, she’ll be able to show you how to wear the simplest dress in 18 different ways. The under-the-radar designers carried here—Seymour, A/Line, A Detacher, Gary Graham—make well-tailored, easy pieces that become instant favorites. The same goes for the small selection of jewelry. Also, Albertine has its own line of long, flowing silk dresses and wrap skirts which you can order in any color—they’re great for weddings and special occasions.

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