Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun,11am-7pm
N, R at Prince St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
An American flag consisting of red, white, and blue versions of the iconic sneaker salutes shoppers as they enter Converse’s Soho store. Fans of the shoes’ familiar pared-down aesthetic can shop from an inspired collection of graphic t-shirts, hoodies, jeans, sunglasses, and watches, all laid in out in a high-ceilinged space whose décor (cement floors, oversize black and white photos of James Dean and basketball stadiums, a vintage scoreboard) references the brand’s lengthy associations with rock n’ roll and basketball. Boasting the largest collection of Converse shoes in the world, the store carries sneakers in every color of the rainbow and stocks the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell lines along with limited-edition footwear collaborations with artists and designers like Marimekko. Those who can’t find what they’re looking for can visit the custom-design station at the back and create personalized shoe and t-shirt designs, choosing details such as graphics, soles, and laces.