Industrial, dark and eccentric are the three words freelance stylist turned shop owner Travis Wayne uses to describe his Stanton Street boutique, a 300-square-foot shop outfitted with racks Wayne built himself using industrial piping. Convent offers men’s and women’s styles for every budget (Cheap Monday, Motel, Geronimo, Postmoderntease, Sally LaPointe, etc.). One standout is Miiche’s collection of jersey, raw silk and merino-wool-blend men’s vests ($180–$200), which look just as good cloaking the fairer sex. Guys can pick up Mancandy capes ($200), Costume Dept. drop-crotch sweatpants ($89) and Kill City ripped jeans ($80), while ladies can score Dusen Dusen printed cropped tees ($90) and Australian brand Backstage’s backless leopard minidresses ($140).
179 Stanton St
|Cross street:||between Attorney and Clinton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat noon–8pm; Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|