This seven-floor emporium is a carnival of artistic expression resulting in what could rightfully be called ‘beautiful chaos.’ Fashion brands include Yves Saint Laurent, Thom Browne, Junya Watanabe, Alexander Wang and Rick Owens. But what takes it to the next level of fun is the collection of art and installations that range from the life-sized, elephant sculpture on the 1st floor gallery space to the Cindy Sherman photographs that greet you at each landing. It’s a rare successful example of “fashion meets art.”
Go past the bio-nursery and through the water structure, and you feel as though your mind is being carefully cleansed in preparation for all the offerings beyond. The clothing pays homage to American heritage brands with strains of Native American pattern and ornament. Japanese denim construction and Japanese work shirts also weave their way throughout the collection, while jewelry and footwear provide accents that any nomad would be proud to own.
Its rooms are filled with nostalgic pieces from all over the world: door hooks and knobs, sea clocks stripped from old ships and silver treasures. You will find a meticulously selected collection of vintage clothing, American Indian trade blankets, linens, hats and more. It’s like sifting through all your favorite flea markets, all in one stop.
A boutique that feels like the large, walk-in closet of a world-traveler, Kapital takes pride in scouring the globe for indigenous pieces of clothing and accessories, and then pairs them with quality, denim craftsmanship. The collection speaks equally to men on the trail of far-flung adventures, as well as to those with a more reserved, cosmopolitan cool.
A four-story, limestone château, United Arrows carries every chord, shirt, sweater, scarf, trouser you ever wanted in four colors at least. On the top floor, a custom kimono shop preserves the old-world tradition with an array of historic and precious fabrics for the new collector.
A big collection in a tiny store, Private Eyes is the place for the serious watch collector. Their offering of antique, vintage, formal and sport watches admit no competition. They pride themselves on the rarest acquisitions, and the man who prefers a more substantial timepiece with a sportier casing will have his day here. As well as the timepieces, they also have a meticulously curated case of antique rings and pocket accessories, many of them from the Freemasons.
A full-service shop with a beautiful collection of lux, vintage wristwatches. The space, which feels like a men’s cigarette lounge with tables lining the walls, seems like it could very well serve you a martini. Although the store focuses on more formal pieces you’ll also find an assortment of vintage collectables such as die-cast models of cars and animals, rare desk clocks and signage. Make an offer as sometimes these hard-to-find objects are for sale.
A two story Zen retreat for the denim devotee 45rpm is a leader in traditional, Japanese indigo dying and handmade craftsmanship. Natural elements in the store accentuate select fabrics from around the world. Relaxed and subdued, there’s something for everyone among their highly wearable, street-ready collection.
Literally a niche store, Journey lives in the small gap between two buildings and specializes in exceptional, outdoor equipment that’s as style savvy as it is functional. From water canteens to journals, tents to carabiners, rugged boots, alpaca sweaters and rain hats this shop is well worth a stop whether you’re planning an expedition, or just like to look like you are.