- The Hoodie Shop
181 Orchard St., nr. Stanton St.; 646-559-2716
You can thank Mark Zuckerberg for foisting the hoodie onto corporate America—or at least making it acceptable on casual Fridays. Find one in every style, vintage, and color at this one-track shop from Brooklyn Bowl honcho Peter Shapiro and former Bowl bartender Aleah Speranza. The place is chockablock with hooded swag, including purple Aforism jackets ($110), Nicholas K draped terry wraps ($385), and electric-pink OnePiece jumpsuits ($159). It’s as much a performance space and rec room as it is a retail anomaly. Lignet Roset sofas and an intermittently manned D.J. booth (Questlove spun their Fashion’s Night Out party) encourage hanging out, as do Me Decade amusements like a Wizard! pinball machine.
From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).