Dagny & Barstow
264 Bowery (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-675-2346.
Unless you've got a style routine as locked down as Anna Wintour, you're going to want a little variety. And newly-opened Dagny & Barstow is a great place to get that mix that owners Emily Titelman and Meredith Blank display in their own dress and have expertly translated into wares that reflect the shop's Bowery 'hood. One example? This adorable pixelated sweater (and they've got tons of springtime shorts to match)!
Who is your client and what does she come to the store to find?
"Our client is anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd and who is looking for something special. We were getting really tired of seeing the same designers at so many stores, so pride ourselves always having a selection of really unique and interesting pieces from up-and-coming designers. If a customer is looking for fun prints, a statement bag, or even a great basic tee that you can't find anywhere else, D+B will definitely be able to help."
How does your store embody your neighborhood and what does it bring to it?
"The Bowery is such a vibrant neighborhood, unlike any other New York City shopping district. The mix of new cultural and shopping destinations alongside more traditional Bowery retailers from the restaurant supply and lighting districts creates an incredibly diverse landscape. Our personal styles always mix designer and vintage pieces and much like the nieghborhood, that mix is really embodied in our store. We are committed to stocking an assortment of wearable pieces at a wide variety of prices so there's something for everyone."
What would we be surprised to find in the store?
"In addition to our offering of women's clothing and accessories, we sell some great affordable art (we've partnered with ArtStar.com and also have works from other artists such as Baron Von Fancy and Sarah Applebaum) as well as a small selection of men's clothing."
What do you hope the shopping experience to be?
"We just want customers to feel really comfortable and at home in our store. We love it when people come in to shop and end up hanging out for a while."
What are you stock-full of for spring?
"Colorful scarves and Hawaiian print tops from Swash, industrial-chic jewelry from Noise Girl, mix and match Giejo bathing suits, Thierry Lasry sunglasses, and some amazing perforated leather pieces from Stouls."
Describe the interior of your store — how does it reflect your aesthetic philosophy?
"We love the history of our space; not only did it used to be Lenny Kravitz's nightclub, Kos, but it was featured in a Berenice Abbott photograph. We kept many of the nightlife elements including the bar, a fabulous chandelier, and a DJ booth that we use during events. We built our store around those elements, and really let our clothes and art decorate the rest of the space."
Devastee Printed Sweater, $375 (exclusive to Dagny & Barstow), available at Dagny & Barstow.
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