(1) 212 – 966 5593 68 Greene St New York, NY 10012-4421 (bet Broome St & Spring st )
OPEN HOURS: 12:0o am – 7:00pm Monday – Saturday 12:0o am – 6:00pm Sunday
Take all the cool that Italian design that drips into the Diesel brand and then distill it into a single location. The result is more then a super hip jeans store, it is the Diesel Denim Gallery. While you can also shop for the best in Diesel-ware, the canvas for art installations is reason enough to visit. Artists like Korban Flaubert, Clemens Kogler,Paul Clay, Jason Hackenwerth and his balloon art, Christian Nguyen, and Jaime Hayon Arrojadoa with Elements designed for Moooi. Sebastien Agneesens, the founder of Formavision, has orchestrated the majority of the exhibitions.
Shop for accessories, a few lines designed especially for the store, and ‘limited edition’ hand made denim jeans. If you are curious about the jeans phenomenon, a new documentary Blue Gold can shed some light.
The Diesel Denim Gallery itself is warm and open. The furniture and displays are hand crafted and unique, while the space swims with the natural light. The staff is friendly and obviously happy being there.
CA4LA (pronounced “cashila”) is more than just a hat shop, it is a Head Accessory Boutique! All sorts of hats abound – including Knits, Berets, Cocktails, Felts, Fedoras, Caps, Hunters and Head Bands, Hair Accessories, Hat Pins, Ear Muffs … and I can go on.
Multitudes of styles are envisioned by a team of ten designers in Japan looking to create a broad variety of affordable fun and luxury. Designers include: Kitazawa, Tanimoto, Yuri, Tamari, Junjun, Aoki, and others.
The London Store In opened in 2006, but the brand has been in production since 1996 and has 24 branches in Japan alone. This boutique is definitely a must for the fashion oriented and those friends that just love to play dress up. ☺
OPEN HOURS: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday
To continue on our theme of LA Cool that was started in the inspiring design store Twentieth, a short jump across town brings us to Maxfield. A concept store, Maxfield is home to a fantastic selection of obscure avant-garde fashion designers as well as high fashion labels. To house this collection of high fashion combined with Vintage and Gothic Rock jewelry, exquisite candles and a variety fashion and home accessories the LA Architecture firm Standard created an austere concrete block building that is a part of the full vision of the store created by owner Tommy Perse. Nearby is sister store “Maxfield Bleu” where the sale items are housed.
Amongst the brands represented are: Thomas Wylde, Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Margiela, Rick Owens, selected Prada……..
Unfortunately we were not allowed to take interior photos, but there are many absolutely fabulous items to enjoy inside.