Fashion vet Kristi Paras has intermittently worked as a buyer for Divine and Canal Jean Company since 1991, while her boyfriend, Emilio Ramirez, spent most of his career on a film set in production framework. After years of toiling in their respective fields, the couple have joined forces to open this eclectic store selling clothing ($75–$400), footwear ($109–$375), jewelry ($80–$425) and home goods ($20–$350) from largely domestic labels. Ramirez conceptualized the 1,000-square-foot space and built the raw-pine fixtures with aged-brass details, while Paras recruited her designer friends to hawk their collections. Standouts include Creatures of Comfort peplum dresses ($335), Black Crane printed jumpers ($185) and Dream Collective enamel cuffs ($165). Guys can stay hip in Owner Operator nylon pocket tees ($60), La Paz cotton pullovers ($120) and the same Industry of All Nations batik shirts ($65) worn at Coachella by indie-rock band Yeasayer. Decorate your abode with Tadanori bird-shaped bottle openers ($30), Claustrom tape dispensers ($100) and Izola laundry bags ($39).
Personnel of New York
|Venue name:||Personnel of New York||Contact:|
9 Greenwich Ave
|Cross street:||between Christopher and W 10th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq; A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St|