Badichi Customized Belts
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Mar 11 2011
Jerusalem native Yinon Badichi opened his first belt shop in Tel Aviv ten years ago and has since expanded to New York, where you can custom create your own waist-cincher. First, select a leather band ($40–$60) from the dozens available in every color and print imaginable. Next, choose your buckle ($20–$225); styles range from classic silver and stainless steel designs with prongs to more unusual shapes like handcuffs, sunglasses, cassette tapes and revolvers ($50 each). If you’ve got more than a few clams to spare, consider picking out a snazzy buckle, like Israeli designer Merav Schwartz’s hand-painted mosaic-style ones ($95), from the display on a green chalkboard wall. Once you’ve made your selections, a staff member fits and assembles your belt in about two minutes flat. Overwhelmed by all the decisions? Badichi also sells readymade simple leather credit-card holders ($25) and wallets ($50), plus a house line of leather cuffs, which you can get unembellished ($25) or adorned gothic-style with silver spikes ($45).
Badichi Customized Belts 367 West Broadway