We’re sure you plan on spending your weekend doing all your favorite things. Whether you’re headed to the shore, checking out fashionable events, or just indulging in a little ‘me time’—we think it’s safe to say you’ll want to squeeze some shopping in your plans. And what’s more fun than hitting up some brand new locales for fresh new merch? Check out the following NYC newly opened retailers that may soon become your old favorites.
If you’re passionate about sustainable production and eco-friendly designs, Brooklyn Industries newest Greenpoint shop is a must-shop. The brand revisits their roots with the new location, returning to the neighborhood where their vision and mission to “live, work, create” all began. From humble beginnings with recycled billboard vinyl messenger bags to a full-fledged clothing and accessories brand, BK Industries caters to lovers of industrial design while committing to socially responsible practices. The brand new store was built almost entirely with upcycled materials, furnished with vintage finds, and will be entirely wind powered. Shop the newest items in their men’s and women’s summer collections where you’ll find sweet summer dresses (most under $100) and inspired organic cotton graphic tees.
658 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 347-721-3922
UK brand Superdry just added a new location to their roster this month. May 9th marked the opening of a superfresh new flagship in bustling Times Square. With all the action in the area, Superdry has well prepared for high volume traffic. The two-story space is now the largest U.S. retail spot boasting a hefty 14,000 square feet. In celebration of the opening, this souped-up, Superdry-sponsored roadster is racing across the nation in the Gumball 3000, starting from Times Square this Friday. Inspired by Japanese graphics and vintage Americana, the brand is a go to source for great denim and comfy-cool graphic tees. The summer collection is full of logo-stamped separates ideal for our sporty sides and shore-specific wardrobes. Plus, we’re fans of anyone willing to gift dedicated shoppers their awesome leather bomber jackets.
729 Seventh Avenue (at 49th Street); 646-783-2380
Although Sandro recently opened a brand new Soho boutique this month, the French heritage brand is anything but young and naïve. Born in Paris in 1984 to a style savvy couple that embodied perfect marriage of design and entrepreneurship, the brand’s legacy now continues in the hands of Evelyn and Ilan Chetrite, the founder (mother) and son team. The brand offers classic and sophisticated pieces for men and women alike, however the new Prince Street locale features the impeccably cut, extremely chic womenswear that bursts with juicy color for spring. As sleek and stylish as the goods that hang inside, the boutique’s angular, garment-lined walls offer a neutral backdrop to the brightly hued collection. The new space joins the Bleecker Street store (carrying both men’s and women’s collections) as Sandro’s exclusive U.S. locations. Shop the brand’s perfect summer dresses and tailored separates that will have you looking Parisian-chic all summer long.
8 Prince Street (between Elizabeth and Bowery streets); 212-226-3226
Multi-label boutique OWEN has just set up shop in bustling Meatpacking District. In a tale of dreams coming to fruition, recent FIT graduate Phillip Salem has turned his vision into reality in just two years. Reinforcing the notion that networking is key in this industry, Salem capitalized on his NYC opportunities becoming FIT’s New York Fashion Week correspondent, reporting on StyleCaster.com, and hosting/producing Entertainment Intervention, a guide to what’s hot in NYC. Now he debuts his premiere boutique, personally curated with 70 brands like Kaelen, Surface to Air, and Dannijo, plus more OWEN-exclusive emerging designers. But the interesting details don’t stop there. Designed by Tacklebox architect Jeremy Barbour, the store’s interior is uniquely outfitted with 25,000 paper lunch bags. Resulting in an effect he calls, “modern, structured, and detail oriented, with a subtle flair for the dramatic,” the décor’s shock value is reason enough to head over to OWEN and get our shop on!
809 Washington Street (at Gansevoort); 212-524-9770
A Greenpoint staple for sweet fashion for years, Dalaga is hopping the river to bring the same favored goods to Manhattan locals. Joining Nolita’s boutique-lined neighborhood, Michelle and Mary Mangiliman are opening the shop on Kenmare Street, just in time to celebrate the BK location’s sixth anniversary in July. According to the sisters, “Dalaga is a Filipino word that owners’ father affectionately called the inseparable twosome in their stylish formative years.” We love the eclectic vibe of the shop—there are always unique finds to be found. They’ve packed a punch in their limited space, expertly merchandising goods so shopping is always neat and organized rather than confusing and cluttered. From party dresses to it-bags, accessories to fragrances, Dalaga has been known for curating just the right mix of flirty, feminine goods from up-and-coming, local, and established designers with price points that won’t break the bank!
85 Kenmare Street (near Mulberry Street); 646-449-8716