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The Dr. Martens Store
Mon-Wed, 10am-7pm; Thu-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
N, R at Prince St.; C, E at Spring St.; 6 at Spring St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The classic, chunky workman’s boot from England that subgenres—including skinheads, rockers, punks, and fashion icons—adapted as their own symbol of rebellion and independence opened its first East Coast brick-and-mortar shop in October 2010. Situated in the center of Soho’s bustle, everyone from tourists, the sartorially-inclined, and seniors, to preteens trying on their first pair of boots can find their shoe in store. Whether it’s a pair of classic 1460s, studded all over, or dolled up in a girlish floral print, this location serves as a library of every style available. The store stays true to its durable leather roots, sticking to a black and cherry-red scheme which made the Dr. Martens brand famous. The thick-soled boots, loafers, oxfords, and creepers (made of leather, canvas, suede, and pony hair) are displayed atop floor-to-ceiling music boxes and amps (a nod to the brand’s rich music history) and in gold-framed wall displays, organized by collection, including “Made in England” and the Vegan line. In 2011, the store began selling menswear and womenswear collaborations with the likes of Agyness Deyn, Portland-based Pendleton, and British labels Gloverall and Liberty—here customers can browse through the array of plaid shirts, wooly sweaters, duffle coats, and satchels.