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Min-K

334 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003 40.729989 -73.985563
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-8337 Send to Phone
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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Handbags, Jewelry, Women's Shoes, Womenswear

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Official Website

mink-nyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Women's Shoes

Clothing

  • Womenswear

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Min-K owner Minji Kim is one of those people who can pile on a look that, if worn by anyone else, might look like a schizophrenic fashion misstep (think tweed bloomers over ribbed sweater leggings, or a yellow and magenta baby doll dress under a cropped, double-breasted military jacket). But her 1999-born East Village shop—nevermind the dash; it's pronounced "mink," like a fusion of her name—encourages just that kind of layering spontaneity. In a corridor of a space, the shop’s two display racks are magnified from underneath by planks of illuminated mirrors, while elsewhere, Kim has channeled her Parsons-bred painting forte into a colorful, vintage-inspired palette. The designer couples her own feminine, flirty pieces (gauzy, twenties-inspired dresses in bold prints, mod-colored sheaths, fluttery crepe blouses, and wool capes) with South Korean imports that she handpicks from her homeland with an eye for balancing the soft with more structured shapes; the latter include high-waisted menswear-inspired trousers and crisp trenchcoat dresses that have caught Bjork's eye. To top off the look, a style-by-layer-phile would probably suggest one of the shop's oversized croc totes; a pair of futuristic, two-tone, mint green suede, over-the-knee boots; and a Tomoko Igarashi-designed freshwater pearl necklace with a golden skull pendant.

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