A vacant garage in SoHo has turned into a pop-u store and gallery concept. This is the latest United Colors of Benetton pop-up store.
Celebrating the ”Art of Knit and many other things the concept store is a bit of a wonderland with lots of fun.
Here you will find a world of knit, colors and creativity—the definitive story of the Benetton brand. The converted garage space is a vivid mix of retail, gallery and craft workshop knitted together by the creative minds of You Nguyen, the Creative Director and FABRICA, Benetton Group’s Communication Research Center.
Both the sweaters and the artwork come in a palette of 12 key colors ranging from magenta to mustard to sea-foam green. The standout pieces are sculptures from a collection called Lana Sutra by Cuban-born artist Erik Ravelo, who works out of Benetton’s FABRICA arts center. Each one involves a yarn-wrapped couple demonstrating a complicated embrace….
135 Crosby Street, SoHo
This is such a fantastic brand. They have a huge commitment to doing one thing very well – making great products with denim. Each peace of Earnest Sewn is handcrafted to perfection in the United States.
They make vintage American style denim in an old-school workmanship way. Each pair ($180 and up) can take up to 18 hours to make, and boasts butt-boosting pockets, flattering seams and signature numbers stamped on the inside of its waistband.
When you are tired from your search of a new pair of jeans, take a break in the small bar in the back of the Washington St. store that serves complimentary tea, coffee, and soda.
821 Washington St, New York, near Gansevoort St
90 Orchard Street – Lower East Side
Dear: Rivington + is one of our favorite stores in Lower East Side.
The cool, chic space of Dear: Rivington + is scattered with jewels, pearls, vintage shoes and vintage finds. Each piece has a story behind it, creating an inspiring shopping experience for home decorating.
In addition to selling its own line, the store carries vintage clothes in mint condition, especially ’80s and ’90s Japanese labels like Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake.
Dear: Rivington +
95 Rivington Street, between Ludlow and Orchard Street