Icon Style by Lara Kornbluh

Opening Hours
Today: 11am–6:30pm
Wed:
11am–6:30pm
Thurs:
11am–6:30pm
Fri:
11am–6:30pm
Sat:
11am–6:30pm
Sun:
11am–6pm
Mon:
Closed
Location
104 West 70th Street
Icon Style by Lara Kornbluh 1 Jewelry Vintage Womens Clothing Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side

With an affinity for gems from 1835 to the 1980s, and having been involved in this trade for nearly two decades, Lara Kornbluh entered the retail business in 2013. Much of her focus is on Egyptian revival jewelry, and the serpent emblem even appears in the Icon Styles logo, but rare finds from well known designers and intriguing pieces with a breadth of color, texture and design also make their own statements.

"I can only sell things I truly like," Lara expressed, sporting tasteful vintage accessories including one of her many sets of whimsical eye glasses. With a degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Metalsmithing, she certainly has an eye for unique finds and understands how to properly care for and restore them.

Beaded bags bask with a one-of-a-kind glow and precious jewels sit behind restored glass cases from the 1920s, relics of the location's former life as an apothecary. Lara entertained me for quite some time as she removed stunning and fascinating pieces from her collection, including butterfly wing jewelry from the 1920s that appeared to come straight out of a fairytale, glistening a stream of colors when set to the light. I was in awe of a pair of gold Georgian earrings from the 1850s that were finished with a rose cut diamond, and a Victorian French jet snake wrap-around from the1880s that Lara told me symbolizes eternal love.

Included in Lara's charming boutique are elegant dresses from days gone by. But now, each piece can be reborn, expressing new generations and new venues. I could only imagine the types of occasions these ornate garments and accessories had experienced - jazz clubs, dances, and nights out on the town. They come from a period of less consumption, when each purchase was regarded as an investment into one's projected image.

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Icon Style by Lara Kornbluh 1 Jewelry Vintage Womens Clothing Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
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Icon Style by Lara Kornbluh 7 Jewelry Vintage Womens Clothing Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
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