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I first fell for Nili Lotan when I came across a navy ribbed sweater she designed, its weight and fit a perfect mix of chunky and snug. Other fans are attracted to her easy silk halter dress; at $495, it’s her best seller at Barneys. Still more love the Israeli-American designer’s army fatigues. Lotan has specialized in refined essentials—the kind of things you might see customers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Julianne Moore wearing at school drop-off or on the beach in the Hamptons—since launching her label more than a dozen years ago. After growing out of her Duane Street space earlier this year (it houses a retail shop and her atelier), Lotan picked up another space nearby at 48 Walker Street to house a showroom in the back and a concept store up front. Inspired By, as she’s named the place, will stock a continuously rotating selection of vintage finds alongside Lotan’s own creations. Think of it as a permanent pop-up shop. When the store opens for business this Thursday, the racks will be lined with vintage military tanks and jackets, jewelry, and accessories personally sourced by Lotan; art and photography books; and even an original painting by Miriam Cabessa. But not for long—neighborhood types have been knocking on the door since she started moving in.