Gothic Chic: De Vera

De Vera might be one of the prettiest stores in New York and was the former home to the best taxidermy arrangement I've seen -- a gigantic grizzly bear head...and its hand, emerging from the wall separately. It sits on the corner of Crosby and Howard Street, which, according to Opening Ceremony owner Humberto Leon, was the last street in Manhattan to get street lights because the Mob paid off ConEd so they'd have a place to drop bodies.