Japanese label COMME des GARCONS has opened two new shops side-by-side in Berlin. Rei Kawakubo looks to fuse the brand and the city’s longstanding heritage, allowing the two shop setup to merge with its surroundings in a lively residential area. The BLACK SHOP appropriately sells the brand’s BLACK line, while the POCKET SHOP next door sells more accessories including perfumes and wallets. Mimicking a convenience store, the shop sells permanent products and ever-changing limited edition items. More looks at both shops below. (via frameweb)
Stone Island has opened a new location for their London flagship store, moving to 79 Brewer Street, at the crossroads of Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street. Look for the store to host the Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Junior collections. More look at the space below.
Levi’s Made & Crafted have set up shop inside Brooklyn-based retailer, Smith + Butler. It’s a great join, as both brands are known for their passion for traditional American style. The pieces in Made & Crafted’s Spring 2012 collection keep this in mind while still being modern and wearable. The range includes denim, tees, woven shirts, outerwear, and accessories.
Levi’s Made & Crafted inside Smith + Butler
225 Smith StreetBrooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 855-4295
Yesterday marked the opening of the GQ at Park & Bond Holiday pop-up shop. The two have been working together through GQ’s shop on the Park & Bond site but this is the first time you’ll see both GQ and Park & Bond commanding a brick and mortar space. So what can you expect in terms of products? Well, there’s a lot to cover including “GQ Selects,” a selection of products handpicked from the pages of the magazine by the editors; GQ’s “Best Stuff of the Year,” as featured in the December issue; and a specially curated selection of products from Park & Bond, including the best designer brands for outerwear, apparel, denim, accessories, footwear, watches (new and vintage), tech, grooming products, and much more.
There’s a wide selection of impulse buys as well, all of which are priced under $50. The holiday shopping season is definitely in full effect. And beyond all this goodness, you can also expect to see a lot of what can be found through Park & Bond’s online site. It’s a diverse bunch with brands like A.P.C., Filson, GANT, Jack Spade, Mackintosh, Thom Browne and many more in the fold.
Presented in partnership with American Express, the temporary retail experience will be open through December 18, though it will be closed this coming Monday and Tuesday. Open from 11am to 6pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 7pm Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. More looks of the space below.
Adding to their LA flagship barber shop space, Baxter of California introduces the Baxter Finley Barber & Shop. The men’s skin care and grooming product brand utilized custom-built furnishings and restored Koken barber chairs to really keep things in line with the original space. The expansion also features a retail space that delivers other fine grooming products like Marvis Toothpaste, D.R. Harris and RetaW.
The Pop Up Flea is entering its fourth edition next month and is now one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, IMHO. Michael Williams of ACL and Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy get some of the best men’s brands under the same roof, product on hand and ready to buy. It just ends up being great time as you’re able to talk to folks on a more personal level and really get a feel for the product you’re checking out. It’s running from December 2nd to the 4th at a new location this time — 159 Bleecker Street. More info over at A Continuous Lean.
Silent Ventures is a new independent British menswear label that looks to highlight local and European manufacturers and mills that seldom get noticed. The products are offered in small quantities with a high level of detail and attention and offered up at a competitive price. The aesthetics are simple yet refined and are primarily based on traditional American sports and workwear but with a contemporary twist. Look for the goods to be available through the Silent Ventures website, temporary stores and select retailers.
Earlier this week, Hublot held an event at Miami’s Club 50 at the Viceroy Hotel, celebrating the official opening of the Hublot Bal Harbour Boutique opening. Dwayne Wade was on hand, sporting is own creation — the Hublot King Power “D-Wade”. Dwyane made his mark as a designer in creating his very own limited edition watch in collaboration with Hublot. “The elements reflect my personal style and love for basketball”, he said of the watch which features his jersey’s #3 and a bball net design on the strap.
Wade enjoyed the soiree with girlfriend Gabrielle Union and Hublot Managing Director Ricardo Guadalupe while guests danced to tunes spun by DJ Khaled. Proceeds from the Hublot King Power Dwyane Wade watch will go to support the Wade World Foundation in its efforts to promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations.
Park & Bond continues to deliver some really exclusive product, this time partnering up with Nepenthes, a New York shop with roots in Japan that carries brands like Engineered Garments and South2 West8 as well as a plethora of goods from Japanese labels that you won’t find anywhere else. The Nepenthes shop-in-shop that’s now live online at Park & Bond continues this trend as there’s a good mix of brands, giving the consumer a complete feel for what they could potentially find in their Garment District boutique. (via GQ Eye)
Like us, we’re sure many of you have visited The Bureau’s online shop and have been impressed by their offerings and vision. And like us, we’re sure many of you have never seen the inside of their actual storefront located in Belfast. They’ve dropped a short video that gives highlights of the products on hand and gives us a look at the inside of their shop.