Although owner Greg Armas is only moving his store a few doors down Ludlow Street, shoppers should get ready for a completely different scene. Armas is keeping his merchandise model (hip, hard-to-find luxury labels for men and women, with vintage items and pieces from his own line sprinkled in), but he’s bidding adieu to a dark, narrow and opting for a new locale that’s bright, open and airy. Expect to see white wooden floors, diffused lighting and rustic details like wooden blocks and potted plants as you shop for goodies such as Ian R.N. sheer, silky V-neck tees ($178); adorable Mandy Coon leather bunny bags with chain straps ($438); and men’s V::room charcoal-gray sweatpants ($178). The new store will also house an exclusive line of leather goods made in collaboration with Japanese line Neji Commu, such as matte leather-face watches with double bands ($380) and two new vetiver-and-bergamot-scented solid fragrances ($16 each). If you prefer preloved wares, head to the vintage-only back room, which opens up to a charming garden chock-full of women’s dresses from Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons and Kenzo ($118–$215), as well as men’s button-ups by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Prada ($78–$84).
Assembly New York
|Venue name:||Assembly New York||Contact:|
170 Ludlow St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Stanton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts; F to Delancey St|