One of the greatest joys of the New York shopping scene is discovering amazing new designers. JUST ‘CAUSE is a pop up shop that opened last month on the Lower East Side and is literally a mecca for discovering new talent. JUST ‘CAUSE is a women’s collective consisting of gifted designers creating everything from one of a kind jewelry to hand painted plates. Started by Alexis Greene, an artist and creator of beautiful objects, her Wild Heart brand is carried in store and includes one-of-a-kind pieces like skulls with 24kt gold and antique beading.
We fell in love with Keetja Allard’s Photoarian candles which take on the forms of anything from bright orange traffic cones to monsters ($10-$30). Mercedes Hart’s jewelry line De La Meche is inspired by travels to Mexico and her hand crafted Snake Bracelet ($110) is a total find. Emamusa’s long necklaces ($110) will make any outfit instantly elegant and there’s a wide selection (at deeply discounted prices) of clothing line Royal Jelly Harlem as well as ethically sourced home goods by Interior Provisions.
This Thursday they’re kicking off the holiday season with a cocktail party at the store from 6-9pm. To gain entry you need to know the secret password but we’re spilling the beans, it’s “skull & crossbones”.Just ‘Cause. 129 Rivington Street. Lower East Side. New York. Open through December 2013. JustCauseNYC.com