Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
L at Eighth Ave.; A, C, E at 14th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Owen’s thoughtful compilation of men's and women’s wear in rich jewel tones, dark neutrals, and complex, highly textured knit, leather, and fur, make it a worthwhile addition the high-end boutiques in the meatpacking district. Phillip Salem, Owen’s enthusiastic, 25-old-owner, handpicks every piece―his lofty goal is to ensure that each pick is both statement-making and timeless. Laid out on page one of his retail handbook is his thorough style of customer service, bordering on fawning―he aims to treat everyone who walks into his store like his idol, Beyoncé. There are staples like Sally LaPointe and 3.1 Phillip Lim, but Salem also includes pieces from emerging designers with refreshing details, like buttons formed from coconut seeds on a Lucio Castro menswear shirt, or art-deco bracelets made of wood, metal, and rubber from faux/real. A wall, and the entire curved ceiling, is lined with 25,000 opened brown paper bags, creating a look that’s unexpectedly floral against the industrial brick on the opposite wall.