The popular menswear shop UNIONMADE is making big moves as they have opened another location in Santa Monica. While their San Francisco home base still remains, this second location shows that there’s no end in sight for the growth of quality menswear retailers.
Burberry‘s opened the doors to its third Burberry Brit store in New York City, this time on Bleecker Street in the West Village. The store features design concept developed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey with British materials and themes used throughout. The shop will carry Menswear, Womenswear, Non Apparel, Fragrances, Timepieces and Eyewear.
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Though not set for primetime just yet, we wanted to give you all a heads up on the Fjällräven Den that’s set to open this coming Friday, January 7th. The Den is housed inside the Swedish brand’s Mott St. location and will feature special pricing on many of the brand’s durable outdoor gear. We don’t really push deals here often but then again this isn’t your ordinary deal. Look for 30% to 50% off everything from fleeces and ski wear to pants, shirts and winter jackets.
The Fjällräven Den will be located at 262 Mott St. and will be open from January 7th to the 30th between the hours of noon and 6pm daily.
The Local Firm opened the doors to their flagship store in Stockholm last week and the shop is worth checking out. Designers Axel Nyhage and Richard Hutchinson last worked together at Acne but decided to start their own men and women’s collection, The Local Firm. We last caught the label showing off their collection a few months back at (capsule) and were really impressed.
The Local Firm is available at Dear Fieldbinder in Brooklyn and P45 in Chicago and will be available at Urban Outfitters through “Around The World” this February.
Tokyo’s Aoyama neighborhood is home to the Levi‘s Vintage Clothing store, a shop that’s filled with some great product and aesthetically, it’s probably one of the most appealing shops we’ve seen in quite sometime. Michael from ACL informs us it’s also one of the few spots in the world that you can grab all eight archival variations of the Levi’s 501. The LVC collection is a premium line with some great Made in the USA product. There’s alot that goes into crafting this really fine tuned brand and this shop embodies this and much more.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing 5-5-4 Minami Aoyama, Minato-Ku +81 3 6419 1699
This past week, Gant cut the ribbon and opened the doors to its first-ever Gant Campus Store in New Haven, CT. We’ve been hearing about it for quite sometime now but glad to see those preppy Yale students don’t have to wait until after Thanksgiving break to check it out. The aesthetics of the shop blend well with the surrounding campus and the building itself is pretty epic as well. It was built back in 1910 as Langrock Fine Clothes, a men’s department store.
The shop carries curated collections of Gant, Gant Rugger, Gant by Michael Bastian, and a resurrected Yale Co-Op branded shirt collection that will be available March 1st, online and in-store. The Co-Op shirts recreated what the iconic brand used to manufacture for Yale’s famous bookstore during the 60s and the new Campus Store actually features a glass case as you enter that showcases vintage Yale Co-Op shirts and plenty of other historic Gant imagery.
As you’ll see from the shots after the jump, the store on the inside is really well-designed and blends well with the historic town’s overall feel and culture. You’ll notice some great touches like the vintage lighting and a chalkboard turned dressing room mirror. All the furniture and casements are locally sourced antiques, which really shows the time and dedication Gant put into making this shop unique and special.
268 York St at Elm St New Haven, CT 203-776-1949
Michael Williams of ACL and Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy are bringing back The Pop Up Flea to NYC this coming weekend, and it’s looking more grand than ever. The list of brands has increased tremendously since the last time around so expect even more great items and even more exclusives. The majority of items are said to be brand new but there will be some vintage stuff thrown into the mix by some of the brands as well.
Vendors include Oak Street Bootmakers, J.W Hulme, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, L.L. Bean Signature, Smith + Butler, Tellason, Billykirk, Aether, Tanner Goods, Scout Original, Wooden Sleepers, Riviera Club, Alexander Olch, Gant, Oliver Spencer, The Hill-Side / Hickoree’s Hard Goods, Grown & Sewn, Stanley & Sons, J.Crew, Gitman Brothers Vintage, Schott NYC, Digby & Iona, Alexander West, Leather Head / Lemon Ball, Mark McNairy and a few others that have yet to be unveiled.
The Pop Up Flea will be located at Openhouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry Street (btw Spring and Kenmare) in New York City from the 19th of November til the 21st. Hours of operation are: Friday November 19th (3-9pm), Saturday the 20th (11am-7pm) and Sunday the 21st (11am-6pm).
All-in-all, it’s going to be a sick lineup. There are brands here that we seldom get an opportunity to see in person, even in New York City, so we’re pretty excited.
In celebration of 10 years of digital innovation, RalphLauren.com presents the ultimate fusion of art, fashion & technology in a visual feast for the 5 senses. The showing spanned across two continents, broadcasting outside New York’s Mansion in the Upper East Side as well as London’s 1 New Bond Street location. The venues themselves just disappear as they are then transformed into a series of objects and images rendered in 3-dimensional space. It’s truly remarkable and shows the brand’s willingness to explore new realms when others aren’t.
After the jump, check out the videos from both London and New York City as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came about — from storyboards to video sets to digital mapping and high tech computer renderings.
Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the official opening of Levi’s concept store in New York City’s Meatpacking District. It’s got all the markings of a classic Levi’s shop but with some much welcomed enhancements. The Concept Store offers a wide range of services including an on-site tailor for custom denim doctor-ing and repairs. Furthermore, the stock in this shop includes some limited edition items including the newly-unveiled collaboration with Pendleton as well as the Levi’s Vintage Clothing line which packs plenty of re-issues, some dating as far back as 1890.
Levi’s Meatpacking Concept Store 414 West 14th Street New York, NY 10014 (212) 206-0774 or 212 367 2110