Oak Street Bootmakers opens a brick and mortar on Oak Street.

Oak Street Bootmakers expands with a men’s shop selling USA-made mens goods and accessories.
Photograph: Emily Mohney
By Jessica Herman |

Independence The name of George Vlagos’s shop has many layers of meaning. Not only does it reference the independent nature of all the lines this new men’s store carries—from Imogene + Willie denim to tops and bottoms from Engineered Garments—it also points to the overarching theme of the shop: Everything in the store is manufactured in the U.S. Among them are Vlagos’s handmade shoes, Oak Street Bootmakers (a convenient tie-in to the shop’s street address). Doubling as Oak Street Bootmakers’ flagship, the store features the entire shoe line, plus occasional exclusives. Find a shop-in-shop of Shrine (the former resident of this space) selling non-U.S. brands. 47 E Oak St, second floor.