New Stores: Abbottkinney in Larchmont and City Life Concepts in New Rochelle
1969 Palmer Ave, Larchmont
What’s old really is new again. So after selling their vintage wares for 15 years at antiques shows, husband and wife—and longtime collectors—Jeffrey and Ronnie Frank decided they wanted, Ronnie says, “a permanent home in a community that appreciates and celebrates the past.” Ergo, this tiny but charming little shop—its name is a nod to a SoHo-like section of Venice Beach, California—showcasing a lovingly curated collection of vintage women’s fashions and timeless treasures for the home. We spotted Ralph Lauren clothing; classic jewelry from Tiffany, Trifari, and Kenneth Jay Lane; assorted handbags, scarves, and belts alongside early-20th-century McCoy pottery; and mirrors, lamps, linens, and barware. “We’re interested in preserving the past,” Ronnie says.
City Life Concepts
41 Lawton St, New Rochelle
(914) 278-9190; citylifeconcepts.com
Harvey Jones, CEO of a Manhattan retail and furniture distribution company, decided to launch this showroom in New Rochelle when he noticed that a lot of his deliveries were headed for Westchester, particularly the Queen City. “New Rochelle is becoming very trendy,” says his wife, co-owner Jennifer Jones. With a focus on contemporary residential and commercial furnishings, lighting, and accessories—many imported from Italy—City Life offers custom design, manufacture, and installation. In inventory: Adrenalina children’s and adult furniture ($300-$6,000); custom Atlas Closet and Cabinets wall units ($2,000-$30,000); and the minimalist Pedrali furnishings collection ($500-plus). Interior design and color consultation are available.