Born and raised in Ashdod, Israel, self-taught designer Yigal Azrouël launched his eponymous label in 1998, beginning with a women’s collection that has become emblematic of feminine draping and effortless glamour. In 2003 he opened this massive, loft-style flagship, outfitted by Tel Aviv–born industrial designer Dror Benshetrit and chock-full of flattering pieces, such as layered scoop-neck cotton dresses ($895), billowy viscose tanks ($190) and body-con, ruched jersey skirts ($550). Though the merch is dominated by ladies’ garb and accessories (look for cashmere and silk scarves, $360; score-cut leather belts with double buckle closures, $245; and leather-fringe handbags with chain shoulder straps, $599), dudes can get in on the action with items from Azrouël’s menswear collection, including striped cotton-and-linen pocket tees ($235), washed leather jackets ($1,025) and selvedge denim jeans ($265). Those on a budget should beeline to a single rack toward the back of the store, which features items from Azrouël’s more affordable women’s label, Cut 25. Standouts include flowing ripped jersey tops ($170) and smart-looking blazers with leather trim ($430).
|Venue name:||Yigal Azrouël||Contact:|
408 W 14th St CLOSED
|Cross street:||between Ninth and Tenth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|