Trendy shoppers making the rounds in the Meatpacking District’s name-brand boutiques can now add this more casual offshoot of designer Consuelo Castiglioni’s high-fashion line, Marni, to their circuit. Launched in 2009, Marni Edition’s whimsical, bohemian aesthetic is aimed at stylish twentysomething women and priced up to 25 percent less than its luxury counterpart. The brand’s first U.S. store has an industrial yet airy feel, with exposed brick walls, microperforated and riveted steel fixtures, massive horizontal windows and four skylights. Bold ladies will fall for the label’s dresses ($700–$1,000) featuring quirky patterns and cuts, as well as the assortment of chunky heels ($500–$800). But you can also make more subtle statements with colorful accessories, including polka-dot-adorned leather flap clutches ($705), wool purses with snap closures ($685), beaded necklaces with ribbon closures ($285) and mod spherical cuffs ($120–$190).
|Venue name:||Marni Edition||Contact:|
1 Gansevoort St
|Cross street:||between Hudson and W 13th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thurs 11am– 7pm; Fri, Sat 11am–8pm; Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St (Eighth Ave); L to Eighth Ave (14th St)|