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Work in Progress

481 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 40.721549 -74.00009
nr. Broome  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-343-2726 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Menswear, Womenswear

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N, R at Prince St.; 6 at Spring St.

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Product Guide


  • Menswear
  • Womenswear


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A stretch of Broadway lined by mass-market mall staples is an unlikely niche for an experimental boutique like Work in Progress. But FIT-grad Hayati Banastey figured that Soho needed nothing more than a break from big brand stores, so he opened an outlet for emerging designers right next door to Old Navy. His shop’s streetwear and after-hours apparel has an “anything goes” edge: Jeans by both established brands and underground designers are beaded, ruched, and ripped to shreds; disco dresses glint with sequins and rhinestones. You won’t find many office basics, here; even men’s blazers are deconstructed and appear to be coming apart at the seams. Some pieces look like Project Runway rejects. The store’s decor evolves along with its stock: Every eight weeks, Banastey offers new artists the opportunity to showcase their work (in progress).


Work in Progress also peddles Music in Progress in the form of CDs by emerging bands.