Memes

Downtown
Opened in 1998 by Merwin Andrade and Tetsuo Hashimoto, this small but well-stocked men’s clothing and accessories shop was originally conceived as a place where a DJ could stop by for new needles and also get a T-shirt to wear for his set. Though it’s no longer just for mixmasters, the musical influence still pervades, with Andrade’s own speakers and old sound equipment displayed on the shelves and tables. Silk-screened cotton tees boast various phrases like 10 Deep’s “Internationally Feared, Locally Revered” number ($33), while other T-shirts are strictly graphic, including one from Deadline ($35) that depicts Fredo Corleone in an iconic scene from The Godfather. Penfield denim shorts with front pockets and button details ($85) will serve you well all summer long, as will unusual wooden-frame sunglasses by rising French label Waiting for the Sun ($189). On cooler nights, opt for a Y-3 polka-dot zip-up sweatshirt ($315) under a fleece-lined Mitchell & Ness NY Knicks windbreaker ($90). Complete the look with multicolored Sebago leather boat shoes ($50) or a pair of Adidas high-tops adorned with the Star Wars logo ($100). Offerings for women include Lazy Oaf zip-front skirts with striped neon patterns ($58) and Hellz street-chic jackets with asymmetrical zipper closures ($132).
Venue name: Memes
Contact:
Address: 3 Great Jones St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Lafayette St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St
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