For those curious to new location openings across the globe, we present a new regular feature about “where to go” on your weekend. We’ll feature the very best in retail, concept spaces, galleries, hotels and other locales to discover and visit across the globe. While remaining focused new openings, we will not shy away from featuring some of our favorite stopping points of old. This week is an all-retail affair with new shops in London, Berlin, Honolulu, Brooklyn, Tokyo and New York City.
BERLIN and LONDON: Seek No Further – Fruit of the Loom’s Concept Stores
Fruit of the Loom jumps into conceptual retail with a new label and stores under the “Seek No Further” name. The basics line, targeted at the European market, is looking to take on the titans H&M, A.P.C., COS, and others on their home turf with a strong selection of well-made shirting, trousers and shoes that fit well into their minimalist surroundings. Torstraße 66, Berlin 10119; 30A Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP.
NEW YORK CITY: Warby Parker Upper East Side
Warby Parker open a new store on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The eyewear brand’s third New York retail expansion is housed in the former Lascoff Drugs pharmacy built in the 1920s, whose original check terrazzo floors, cathedral ceilings and gothic windows are kept in their original form. 1209 Lexington Ave.
Todd Snyder expand their retail reach into Tokyo, Japan with the opening of “The Townhouse,” featuring shops on lower floors and a whiskey bar that also serves up Stumptown Coffee. Not a bad deal. 6-18-14 Jingumae Shibuya-ku.
HONOLULU: MONO Design Store
Honolulu locals, Dean and Cassy Song, opened MONO after being inspired by retail spaces they discovered during a trip to Tokyo, Japan. Focused on small goods and accessories, MONO plan to expand into more categories in the coming year. 2013 South King Street.
Architect Frida Escobedo designed the interior of the new Aesop pop-up shop inside Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog Art Center. Carrying a full range of the apothecary’s grooming products, the new pop-up remains open through the end of July. 51 Bergen Street.