Just a few days old, The Glasgow Vintage Company is the latest addition to the vintage row located on East Ninth Street between First and Second Avenues. Owner Gavin O’Brien, manning the floor when we stopped by today, told us he and his wife plus three kids had just moved eight weeks prior to the West Village from Glasgow, Scotland, where they own an almost identical shop.
Was the move perhaps a means of escaping Scotland just before the country decided to maintain its often fraught marriage with the rest of the United Kingdom? Maybe O’Brien and his family thought that in the absence of total and complete Scottish independence, bringing a plethora of wooly Scottish vintage garments out of the country was the only way to preserve Scottish identity? More →
The Nomad Truck is parked at 4th street and Broadway today. (Photo: Nicole Disser)
Hoping to catch some NYU students on their way to and from class, the Nomad Truck has spent at least one day a week parked at the corner of West 4th Street and Broadway since the first day of school, and will continue showing up at different spots around the area in the coming weeks. If you’re close by, just hop on the gangplank and make your way inside the boxy mobile retail biz that’s packed to the brim with women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry.
We spoke with store manager Chastity Mahoney about what Nomad has to offer. Prices hover under $100, while most of the new clothing pieces occupy the $40 range, jackets and outerwear creep up to the higher mark. Everything looks polished and vaguely “on trend”: leather jackets, acid wash jeans, marled sweaters, and necklaces with bones and power crystals are all available. Mahoney said the store sources the majority of its clothing from Los Angeles because of the number of manufacturers located there, but also because “LA is our style.”
It’s been a hot minute since JJ Brine moved Vector Gallery, or the Official Art Gallery of Satan, from Clinton Street to the southern reaches of the Lower East Side after the landlord broke his deal with the devil and leased the place to another tenant. More →
Forget Primp & Polish and its hoity toity ampersand — this new nail salon on Metropolitan, near Lorimer, has to have the greatest name ever. We won’t speculate, but this bit of AOL humor (Tom Hanks humor?) might be why Cutie Calls — the mani-pedi spot that previously had the best name in all of Williamsburg (get it, cuticles?) — is closed for remodeling today. You’ve got NAIL, Cutie Calls: it’s time to step up your game.
NOT × Chris Saunders on display now at Wallplay Gallery (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)
Lest Fashion Week leave you feeling jaded (about the superficiality of the industry, and the inanity of the clothing and the persons therein), allow me to offer an antidote of sorts: NOT × Chris Saunders, an exhibition currently showing at Wallplay that fuses fashion, photography, sculpture and video to explore the complex cultural underpinnings of style—South African style, in particular. More →
The kind, and very well dressed crew of 3.1 Phillip Lim on Great Jones Street were very concerned that I was hydrated. At first I couldn’t figure out why several people at the boutique, which just opened today, offered me a glass of water. More →
If you’re anywhere near 50 Varick Street today, you may want to head over there toot sweet. Not for the Calvin Klein fashion show (yawn), but for something far more colorful that’s happening outside of it at this very moment. More →