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155 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 40.725932 -74.001123
nr. West Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-674-2311 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Womenswear

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Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.

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Product Guide


  • Womenswear


This venue is closed.

Bored by the surplus of skirts and dresses flouncing down the runway, Parsons alums Yrmis Barroeta and Christina Bohigian opened this one-room boutique dedicated exclusively to pants of their own design in 2007. Instead of the sea of blue found in designer-denim boutiques, hem’s 30 exclusive, eye-popping styles—sold under the label Yrmis Christina—mix linen, velvet, wool, leather, and polyester in wild prints and unconventional cuts, including a pin-striped skinny pant that zippers up to the knee, a purple wool wide-leg trouser with metal-embellished cuffs, and a white linen pair with large brown velvet checks (which a stylist reportedly scooped up for Lindsay Lohan). Patterns pop against grey concrete walls, where styles hang on an industrial metal hooks. The store carries women’s sizes 00 to 12 in a wide range of inseams, earning a following among female—and svelte male—models who don’t shy from emerald-green polyester. To avoid overexposing their vivid prints, Barroeta and Bohigian produce only fifteen pairs of each style, individually fitting customers in the shop’s floor-to-ceiling mirrors and offering next-day service for alterations.