“Most people aren’t sure what it is,” says Andy Spade of his concept space with partner Anthony Sperduti. Easy-to-open display cases line the perimeter of the room, and under each table a drawer is labeled to indicate its contents—whips and love letters, parental guidance, found photographs and squished run-over gloves. It’s a mishmash of miscellany, and everything is for sale (including the wall in the back, which is available for advertising), with prices ranging from $1 to $75,000. Shoppers can also commission custom projects for things like trompe l’oeil faux-fireplace paintings and backdated trophies (kung fu champion of 1985!).
Partners & Spade
|Venue name:||Partners & Spade|
40 Great Jones St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri by appointment only; Sat noon-7pm; Sun noon-6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; R, W to Prince St; 6 to Bleecker St|