PATAGONIA’S BOWERY SURF SHOP | 313 Bowery
The brand’s Bowery Surf Shop, with wet suits and surfboards, is its
first on the East Coast. Located in the former CBGB club, the store is
designed to appeal to local surfers while remaining respectful toward
the building’s history—with ancient wood floors, exposed beams, and
even some of what was hanging on the club’s walls. The new store,
designed by Patagonia Visual Team, opened in late September with
a surfboard repair center and a basement event space.
GUDRUN SJODEN FLAGSHIP | 50 Greene Street
Opened in March, Swedish brand Gudrun Sjoden’s flagship location for
the U. S. was designed to be a “green oasis.” The high-ceilinged store
incorporates extensive daylighting and is hand-painted and stenciled,
reportedly by Gudrun herself.
SHINOLA FLAGSHIP TRIBECA | 177 Franklin Street
Opened in July, the watchmaker and bicycle manufacturer’s Manhattan location quickly followed the launch of its flagship location in
Detroit. Inspired by the brand’s passion for innovation, beauty, utility,
and attention to detail, designer Rockwell Group created a design
language that references America’s manufacturing legacy. Simple
materials such as bronze, brass, and oak create an industrial feel,
while custom-made furniture complements the meticulous, handcrafted quality of Shinola’s products.
STELLA | 184 Duane Street
Reopened in this new location in 2012, the high-end shop carries
custom-made bedspreads and pillows, antique and custom beds,
and high-end linens. A visit comes highly recommended from many
of our participating Retail Design Collective showrooms.
WARBY PARKER | 121 Greene Street
Opened in spring 2013, the online eyewear retailer’s flagship store is
located in SoHo’s historic Cast Iron District. Inspired by classic libraries, the space is lined with books (and rolling library ladders), features
the building’s original skylight, and offers a photo booth where customers can test out frames. Terrazzo floors and props including
a bronze bust continue the theme.
WOLVERINE | 254 Elizabeth Street
Following a successful N YC pop-up venture, Wolverine opened a
permanent site in the Nolita district in July. Designed by BKLYN Dry
Goods, which also designed the brand’s A.R.E.-award-winning location, the new permanent store incorporates such elements as wooden
beams from Wolverine’s original tannery and a wall of 170 vintage
KATE SPADE SATURDAY | 152 Spring Street
Following a four-month “shoppable windows” experience in Manhattan and a pop-up location, this will be the first permanent standalone
store in New York for this younger, lower-priced Spade brand. Reports
say that the 3,000-square-foot location, slated to open this fall, will
emphasize the color yellow (the brand’s signature shade) and that
iPads will be utilized for price and product information instead of
CLARE VIVIER | 239 Elizabeth Street
Opened in October, the leathergoods designer’s Nolita location
follows the opening of a Los Angeles flagship this summer. Walls
are lined with shadowbox fixtures and there’s a nine-foot mural by
New York artist Simone Shubuck.
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