Upper East Side

Blue Tree


1283 Madison Ave. ,
New York,
United States,

Actress Phoebe Cates has created a cozy two-floor space with a signature blue exterior and stocked it with original gifts, jewelry, children's toys, and clothing culled from around the globe. Cates and her staff select eclectic merchandise that is witty and wise, from graphic novels and Orla Kiely dresses to Cates's own line of charms promising the wearer "the moon," "1,000,000 kisses," and "a rich husband."

Tip: A well-preserved, well-edited collection of elegant vintage clothing—including, on one afternoon, the perfect black fifties cocktail dress—is tucked away on the top floor.