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Time Out says
Fri Apr 22 2011
Practicality is all the rage at Utility Canvas, where the store’s eponymous line of fashionable frocks, linens and carryalls make a statement sans fussy fabrics. Six years after shuttering its original Soho location, the all-canvas brand has made a comeback with this West Village storefront (the 20-year-old company also operates a shop in the Hudson Valley near its warehouse and recently opened a boutique in Tokyo). Described by owner Jillian Grano as “very old-school New York,” the space was stripped to its core to reveal original molding and achieve a clean look. Solid aprons ($58) and floral throw blankets ($145) contrast the shop’s white walls, plywood floors and painted tin ceiling. Sewn in the Garment District, the line also includes adorable patterned minidresses ($108), men’s casual drawstring pants ($68) and bucket totes ($112) large enough to stash your overnight duds.
Utility Canvas 49 Greenwich Ave