Most striking feature:
This store feels like a museum! Although Dover Street Market is a six stories high building, the entrance is tucked away in a small street between Park and Lexington Avenue. You will be greeted by a doorman and while I was in doubt whether to go left (to the shop) or right (to the cafe) someone who worked there gave me the advice to take the elevator and start on the top floor and zig-zag my way down. Every floor is different and showcases the most fashionable brands there are right now. From, ofcourse Comme des Garçons, and from Supreme, Nike, Alexander Wang, Erdem, Rick Owens, Christopher Kane and many more. Rei Kawakubo, the
founder of Comme des Garçons, is the owner of Dover Street Market. The inspiring store, not only in the collections, but also in the installations where the present the clothes, is to be found in Tokyo and London and opened this one just before Christmas. Some things that caught my eye? The knitted pole done by Knitta (the world wide street knitting movement from Austin), the cool Good Design Shop and ofcourse Rose Bakery from Paris (see my Tried & Tested here) on the ground floor.
Check out: www.doverstreetmarket.com
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