Monday, February 21, 2011

Nostalgia: Alexander Wang + Emee + Madewell in SoHo

When I read that Alexander Wang finally opened his flagship store in SoHo last Thursday, I remembered taking a picture of it while it was still under construction. So I started going through old folders until I finally found them:

The store occupies a whole block on Grand Street, and was once a Yohji Yamamoto boutique.

Wang tells WWD he wants the store to serve as a laboratory of sorts, the place to test drive experimental designs.

"There will be exclusives, starting with a five-piece capsule collection in leather: two jackets, a vest, a dress and a top. 'This is a place where we can do really special pieces that stores might not want to take risks on,' said Wang."

Sigh, how time flies! And wow, I really miss SoHo. I think a bulk of my life in NY was spent there, really. All my favorite shops were there and my favorite labels always seem to gravitate towards that little spot of the city. As much as how dreamy it is to have an uptown existence (imagine being a Park Avenue Princess!), I guess I really am a downtown girl through and through.

Another one of my favorite spots in SoHo is Emee Foussard's showroom. That afternoon, when we dropped by to say hello, they just so happened to be unpacking samples from a shoe line from South America and Berry took out this open toe bootie that matched her outfit from Splendid (a gift from Emee too!)...

We were laughing at how this over the knee boot was just as tall as Berry, hahaha!

After we said bye, Berry and I hopped over to Madewell where I went looking for Alexa Chung's pieces. I managed to take this outfit shot. But didn't get to buy the top I wanted because they sold out so fast in my size! I ended up with a white silk shirt with front pockets, super cute! I haven't worn them yet though! Gasp!

Shirt: +J Uniqlo, Jeans: Levi's Curve ID, Belt: Zara, Shoes: Toms

I kinda miss these sort of days. When you are in New York, you really feel like the world is moving, there's a sense of excitement in the air, there's always something to check out or look forward to, even if it's as trivial as a store opening or a new collection out in stores. Heehee.


Anonymous said...

love SoHo =) I miss NY. Wish I could really go back soon.

cd_mfo said...

Sigh, me toooooo Kris!

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