We have a serious case of store envy.
Can you blame us? One look at Clic General Store in New York City, and we knew we’d found our style sister in Christiane Celle. Born in Cannes, France, Christiane is a longtime home-design and fashion devotee; she was a stylist for fashion photographers Norman Parkinson and Arthur Elgort, and opened the original Calypso store in St. Barth back in 1992. In 2008, she sold Calypso and came to the U.S. with her husband, French-born photographer Antoine Verglas, who was living in New York City. At the junction of SoHo and Little Italy, she opened Clic Bookstore & Gallery, with the mission of creating “a curated space where people can find fascinating books on fashion, film, music and art.”
The gorgeous, white-washed Clic General Store soon followed, with its boho-elegant jumble of stylish yet accessible clothing, accessories, and housewares. All products are personally curated by Christiane, who works exclusively with independent artisans and designers. The selection at Clic ranges from adorable hand-knitted pom pom hats to handmade card cases and cosmetic bags; nautical and hippie-chic jewelry; cheeky ornaments and kids’ toys; and even Dash & Albert rugs, pillows, and poufs. Every detail—from shelving units to wall art, lighting fixtures, and window displays—is thoughtfully and beautifully arranged, allowing each product to command attention.
The next time you’re in New York City, stop by Clic. We can’t promise it’ll be a short visit, but we can guarantee it will be a memorable one.