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Ale et Ange

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37C Orchard St., basement, New York, NY 10002
nr. Hester St.
212-219-3670 Send to Phone

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    10 out of 10

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Men's Hats, Men's Shoes, Menswear, Ties, Womenswear

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Official Website

ale.et.ange.com

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Grand St.

Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Ties
  • Men's Hats
  • Men's Shoes

Clothing

  • Menswear
  • Womenswear

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Seeking a comfortable, offbeat setting for their Ale et Ange line of sixties-tinged menswear and womenswear, co-designers Osore Oyagha and Eloise Simonet transformed a dingy basement den into a cozy makeshift London apartment. A sidewalk-level hatch and steep metal staircase lead to a bright-red door with an ornate brass knocker. Inside, the store’s studio-like setup rivals neighboring apartments, containing a kitchen (complete with an oven and stove), vintage bathtub, and living-room area replete with family photos, faux mounted deer heads, a stacked bookcase, and a record player. (Oyagha’s substantial jazz collection is on constant rotation.) The menswear is loosely inspired by late-fifties and mid-sixties jazz style: wool trousers in plaids and tweeds, denim and cotton button-downs, leather loafers, and an array of slim ties splayed across a drying rack. The more limited (though expanding) women’s selection offers classic button-downs, cotton dresses, and skirts. Wooden shelves near the tub are stocked with old-timey soaps and apothecary potions from Italy, France, England, Portugal, and Sweden. Though the wares convey a certain international sensibility—Oyagha hails from West London; Simonet, from France—all the clothing is manufactured in New York in limited runs.

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