Friday, April 18

Boutique Beat | Top 10 New Stores

The Moment’s retail enthusiast, Christene Barberich, rounds up some notable store openings.

Alexander McQueen Los Angeles
The Brit provocateur Alexander McQueen recently made his L.A. debut, joining Marc Jacobs on Melrose. A soaring stainless steel deity — “Angel of the Americas” sculptured by Robert Bryce Muir — is suspended in the storefront to greet guests. [via La Times and WDD]
8379 Melrose Avenue, 323-782-4983; Alexander McQueen.

Steven Alan (men’s and women’s wear) Los Angeles
His roots are in New york, but Steven Alan recently proved his street-chic mini-frocks and outerwear are L.A. compatible when he opened two new outposts. The Westward expansion continues with another Steven Alan shop set to open in Venice next month. [via Refinery29]
West Hollywood: 638 North Robertson Blvd; 310-854-1814.
Brentwood: 11677 San Vicente Blvd, number 111; 310-820-4700; Steven Alan.

Jan & Äya (home and accessories) Brooklyn
The newly opened Jan & Äya offers more proof that Brooklyn’s Greenpoint is in a state of metropolitan takeover. The ethereal white nook opened by a Swiss-born couple is a finely curated assortment of treasures, from tea towels to quirky handmade artworks. [via DailyCandy]
99 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, 718-609-1404; Janandaya.

Thistle & Clover (women’s wear) Brooklyn
Fort Greene’s fashion crowd can now get a quick fix — and a spot of coffee — at Thistle & Clover. St. Kilda’s diamond star stud earrings are a steal at $198. [via Clinton Hill blog]
221 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-855-5577; Thistle & Clover.

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Acne, (men’s and women’s wear) New York and Paris
Acne’s creative director Jonny Johansson has brought his sleek Swede styles to an airy shop on Greene Street and Paris’s Jardin du Palais Royal, opening nearly simultaneously. [via Style and Vogue (UK)]
10 Greene Street, New York. 212-625-2828
124 Galerie Valois 75001 Paris. 011 33 01 42 60 16 62; Acne Jeans.

Jerome Dreyfuss (accessories) Paris
Somehow, Jerome Dreyfuss makes “status” bags that aren’t obnoxious. In his new Paris boutique, devotees will want to take hold of his oversized Diego sac (about $700) or his party-perfect Jean clutch (about $450). [via Refinery29]
1, Rue Jacob 75006 Paris. 011 33 01 4354 7093; Jerome Dreyfuss.

Dunderdon (men’s wear, women’s wear, accessories) New York
The Swedish invasion continues with the arrival of Dunderdon, an A.P.C.-esque line of men’s shirts, jackets and trim trousers founded by a carpenter and naturally inspired by traditional Scandinavian workwear. [via Glam]
25 Howard Street, 212-226-4040; Dunderdon.

John Varvatos (men’s wear) New York
With the opening of John Varvatos in the old CBGB space, guys can shop for sport coats and suits amid the ghosts of the New York Dolls and the Ramones. (Varvatos preserved the old posters and grafitti on the walls.) [via FashionIndie and Forbes]
315 Bowery, 212-358-0315; John Varvatos.

Acrimony (women’s wear) San Francisco
Hayes Valley lives up to its rep for hosting the city’s most intriguing new boutiques with the arrival of Acrimony, a chandelier-and-pale-wood-clad one-stop shop for emerging labels, including April 77 and Common Projects. [via Refinery29]
515 Gough Street, San Francisco. 415-861-1025; Acrimony

Den (men’s wear) New York
The pop-up emporium Den has given the German men’s-wear designer Robert Geller a new home, literally. The tiny space, which opened on Monday, features a wood-beamed “house” to frame Geller’s sharp neutral separates. Stay tuned for New York-based Common Projects to take over the rotating boutique this summer.
330 East 11th Street, 212-475-0079; Den.

via NYT

By Christene Barberich

1 comment:

  1. Sophie,
    Thanks for linking to the Moment blog. Look for more roundups of new stores... we'll run this column again soon. It was nice to see you blog -- it's really great. Congrats.
    Editor, The Moment