We may have found a Manhattan space smaller than your studio apartment: At 188 square feet, Monocle magazine’s latest shop (the three-year-old publication has stores in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong) is about the size of a closet. Yet it somehow manages to pack in an impressive array of home decor, travel gear, stationery, books and men’s clothing from worldly labels like Tomorrowland, Drakes and Aspesi. Particularly of note are the brand’s exclusive designer collaborations that cater to its well-traveled, discerning readers, such as elegant Valextra leather notebooks ($208), woody perfume by Comme des Garçons ($100) and Matsuyama Sugi body soaps ($34), which encapsulate the cedar scent of the Japanese national tree.
The Monocle Shop
|Venue name:||The Monocle Shop||Contact:|
535 Hudson St
|Cross street:||at Charles St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|