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A vast gallery-like space showcases iconic American fashion designer Calvin Klein's definably anti-frou-frou couture. Below the looming white walls--adorned in an ever-changing array of artwork--hang the simple lines of Klein's signature suitings, wardrobe staples in timeless styles that don't change drastically from season to season. Jeans, shoes and undies- three of the company's strongest offerings, are displayed on glass shelves. PETA-philes, stand warned: In recent years, Klein's built a rep for leather coats, skirts and bags, in exotic skins like lizard and python. It's all a long way from the 70s, when the designer focused squarely on everyday Americana like jeans and T-shirts (before that, he was in the coat business). Even though the clothing's on display, customers just can't pick items off the rack, or shelf: Instead, you request a try-on, and the black-clad sales staff scurries (or sometimes saunters) to a storeroom and returns with your size. Venture beyond fashion to the lower level, home to a notable and remarkably large housewares department, which encompasses everything from basic sheets and towels to specialty items like elaborate sushi sets, silver baby rattles, and rugs.Extra
If your underwear drawer needs a lift, check out the Calvin Klein Underwear boutique in Soho.
Klein's luxe mix-and-match tableware comes in a range of colors and patterns, with wooden or metal accents; you'll also find similarly chic linens.
The famed design house has become a classic choice for brides hooked on runway collections. Recent lines have featured everything from a long silver gown with a stretch-satin bustier ($2,180) to a nickel micro-sequin tulle racer-back dress ($6,085). Alterations not included for gowns on sale.
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