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Habitually Chic Boutique: Etos

by habituallychic

07 . 15 . 09

I have been joking lately that once you’re done visiting the ridiculously expensive shops on East 11th Street, pop into Etos where you can actually afford to buy something! I finally had the pleasure of checking out this chic shop and I’m so glad that I did because not only did I find things for my clients but I got to meet the fabulous owners! At first, I thought they were siblings but then found out that Italian born Mercedes Desio and Colombian born Alberto Villalobos met while at the New York School of Interior design and got along so well that they decided to go into business together. In addition to running their store, they also have a thriving interior design practice (hear that magazines)! They really are the nicest (and cutest!) shopkeepers in New York and what’s even more exciting is that they will be in Paris at the same time as me and Stefan! Their trip to Versailles last November was a rainy mess so they might also accompany us to the chic chateau! Until then, make sure you stop in and visit them (and their little dog too!) the next time you’re downtown! You won’t be disappointed!

67 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

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  1. Anonymous July 15, 2009 | 9:30 pm

    Can you tell me anything about that horse photo? I saw it on a TV show a few months ago and haven’t been able to find it.

  2. La Maison Fou July 15, 2009 | 9:46 pm

    Thanks I needed that! Luv the triptych of the Equine ……..
    Giddy up!

  3. Grant K. Gibson July 16, 2009 | 2:07 am

    My heart is beating fast.
    It takes A LOT to wow me in a store- but they have done it.
    Ack- how did I miss this on my trip?
    A reason for another trip.
    Adorable dog too!
    Affordable prices are like music to my ears too!
    Thanks for such a great source!

  4. style chronicle July 16, 2009 | 3:03 am

    Chic and affordable!! Will have to visit next time I am in town.

  5. Meade Design Group July 16, 2009 | 4:01 am

    Beautiful merchandise and Great Style. It feels like a well traveled store

  6. Yansy July 16, 2009 | 4:33 am

    What an adorable store? I will make sure to stop by next time I’m in NYC. Congrats on your trip to Paris.

    I also wanted to invite you to participate in my giveaway. I have a feeling you’re really going to like it. It will look amazing in your office.

  7. Alana July 16, 2009 | 4:47 am

    Fun shop! It is always so inspiring seeing people live out their passion for design!

  8. The Antiques Diva™ July 16, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    Excellent DivaScovery-de-Jour!!! Will post a link to this on my Twitter account crediting you for a wonderful diva worthy find!

  9. ArchitectDesign™ July 16, 2009 | 1:20 pm

    I can’t wait to meet them -the shop looks totally cute, I’ll have to check it out this weekend!

  10. mary July 16, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    Fantastic mix of objects of desire. They are pretty cute, too.

  11. Mimi July 16, 2009 | 4:18 pm

    Nice shop! They have wonderful accessories…Thanks for the resource.
    The shop owners are too cute..your right!

  12. Courtney July 24, 2009 | 1:29 am

    those rainbow pillows are fabulous. want!