Design-savvy New Yorkers should plan for a day trip to Connecticut, because Manhattan’s neighbor has a weekend-full of fresh shops and galleries to explore.
1. The most recent addition is in Greenwich, where Gilles Clement’s new art spot, Gilles Clement Gallery (45 E. Putnam Ave.), features pop, urban and contemporary pieces made exclusively for and distributed solely by the gallery.
2. Down the road is Perfect Provenance (47 Arch St.), a combination design store and cafe. In addition to offering bespoke decor, barware and paper products, it will house rotating art exhibits centered on a common theme; currently, the motif is “We’ll Always Have Paris.”
3. In New Preston, Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry converted a quaint cottage into Plain Goods (1 New Preston Hill Rd.), which is stocked with products from textiles and jewelry to teas and Japanese beer glasses.