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Shop Talk: Miss Hoe, Urban Cricket, Reformation and More

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Here’s Lo-Down contributor Jessica Delfino’s weekly roundup of shops, sales and new collections to keep your eye on.

Miss Hoe, (2 Prince St.) a.k.a. Abby S.F. Hoe, designs and creates all the clothing and jewelry in her store for her (mostly female) customers, “aged 16 to 60.” The place looks like a Japanimation cartoon got into a fist-fight with an acid trip, but in a good way. If that’s your thing, huzzah, you’ll enjoy the four-year anniversary sale happening through May 28th. You’ll find items “under $100, under $50 and under $30” as well as 20% off all new items. Miss Hoe is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

LES People Care Community Garden (Rutgers between Henry / Madison) is essentially a yard sale held every weekend when the weather is nice. If I happen by, I always peruse, as I’m never one to say “no” to a bargain. The aquamarine velvet gently used Calvin Klein blazer that I immediately connected with would have been mine for a steal at just $7 but it was, alas, a size 2. The LES People Care Community Garden Clothing Sale is open every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., give or take — weather permitting.

Betty Page Clothing by Tatyana (303 Bowery) has seventeen locations nationwide, including one just steps north of Houston. My own fascination with Betty Page and the ’50s drew my attention to the store, which has many “non-burlesque dancers,” a store employee told me. Some changes happening at the shop will make way for the trends of new eras and allow expansion on their ’50s motif. You may also notice a new store sign by the end of the month (the website has already been changed to Tatyana.com) but they promise many of the same retro inspired fashions outfitting sizes xx small through 4x. Tatyana is open Monday through Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Reformation (156 Ludlow St.) gives off the vibe of the coolest chick in school’s walk-in closet, appropriately located in the heart of “Hipster Row.” The edgy line utilizes dead stock and surplus fabrics to decrease their impact on the environment. How edgy are they? The website uses the “F word” no less than twice, once on a shirt collar that says “F*ck your bad vibes” ($138) and again on their new wedding collection, “F*ck, You’re Getting Married.” Wedding dresses start at $518 (ivory silk) and bridesmaids dresses start at $198, in eight styles and colors. The Reformation is open 12p to 8p Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Urban Cricket and Pamela Barsky (29 Essex) are having a sample sale this weekend from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. They will be selling their quirky Urban Cricket T-shirts and totes as well as those fantastic Pamela Barsky Bags, or as Ms. Barsky put it, “ridiculously cheap prices on tons of bags and scarves.”

Jessica Delfino is a comedic musician who has lived and performed in the LES for like, forever. She first fell in love with beautiful clothing as a kid when her mom let her dress up in her vintage stash. Jessica was called “One of NY’s 50 Most Fashionable People” by Time Out NY. Check her out at here or email her at: jessica@thelodownny.com. She’s also @JessicaDelfino on Twitter.

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