The Crangi Family Project is exactly what it sounds like. The minute you walk into the jewel-box of a store, you are greeted by either Philip, the design visionary behind his namesake jewelry line and Giles and & Brother (the more affordable sibling), his sister Courtney, her partner, or her son's girlfriend. All that familial lovin' is enough to put a big smile on our faces, and the combined steel-and-gold pieces that Crangi is known for definitely helps increase our dopamine levels. Just this week, we got a first look at some swoon-worthy items that are exclusive to the boutique. So, if you haven't been yet, we urge you to make it a stop on your weekend shopping route. Our picks: Delicate brass and steel flowers ($450 per stem) to brighten up your apartment, a carefully curated selection of rare books, like The Scottish Clans, (from $40), and, if you're bank account wasn't too hard hit by the recession, splurge on the one-of-a-kind Pave XXX Cuff (price upon request) that would make Elizabeth Taylor jealous. Can we be a part of this family? Please?
Local Love: Scoop up the Rail Road Spike Cuff in brass ($88) and personalize it with a free engraving.
Crangi Family Project
9 9th Avenue, (at Little West 12th Street); 212-929-0858