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Akris

835 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.770129 -73.966593
nr. 69th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-717-1170 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$$$) Very High End
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Women's Suits, Womenswear

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Official Website

akris.ch

Hours

Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Clothing

  • Women's Suits
  • Womenswear

Profile

Created by Alice Kriemler Schoch (A-Kri-S) in 1922 and now overseen by her grandson, this tony women's wear line holds tight to tradition and its revered namesake. Housed in a 200-year-old gray-faced rowhouse—the Swiss label's flagship location—the Akris classic collection hangs from headless mannequins perched behind two stories of arched windows, while a minimalist parade of impeccably cut suits, tailored pants and demure blouses punctuate an otherwise spare white interior. Like the boutique's marble accents and signature horsehair walls, the pieces are constructed from equally luxurious fabrics, including fine cashmere, silk and wool. Upon closer inspection, Akris' designs reveal two trademarks: First, a double-faced sewing technique that yields a seam so undetectable you could wear a jacket inside out. Second, the otherwise buttoned-up label sneaks polka dots into every collection; whether large, small, embroidered, or sequined, they're always discreetly hidden in the lining.

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