Wednesday night, Georgia Fenwick will open Georgia on lower Orchard Street, a stone’s throw from Lost Weekend, Project No. 8, and Coming Soon. “I’ve always been so interested in this area because it still has the authenticity that I feel like so much of New York has lost in the 11 years that I’ve been living here,” said the Londoner turned downtown New Yorker, who’ll soon live a couple of blocks from the store.
To add to the “mixing of old and new” that she says makes the neighborhood and New York so great, Fenwick will sell women’s items from the ’60s and ’70s, at a price range of $40 to $300. Though most of what she’s collected in the past six years is clothing rather than shoes and accessories, she hopes to eventually collaborate with London and New York jewelers.
With gold-leaf walls, a black floor and a neon pineapple newly inserted into the High Style Shirt Co.’s leftover sign, Fenwick is aiming to create a “fun and free space for people to dress up. You know when you’re a kid and you have a little dress up box?”
Georgia, 27 Orchard St., nr. Canal St.; open daily from about 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.