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Best Bets: February 24-March 9, 2014


Illustration by Jason Lee   

First Look
In early April, Urban Outfitters launches indie-minded market Space Ninety 8 in a Williamsburg warehouse (98 N. 6th St.).

Rooftop
Outdoor dining and a still-to-be-confirmed flower market helmed by local florists.

Floor Three
Urban Outfitters men’s; mezzanine-level bar and outpost of L.A. gastropub the Gorbals.

Floor Two
Urban Outfitters women’s.

Ground Floor
Showcase of local artists and designers like Dusen Dusen and Cold Picnic; Urban Renewal vintage shop.

Basement
Rotating pop-up shops starting with Adidas Blue, with custom artwork by Williamsburg-based Jason Woodside.



Moving In
Designer Rachel Comey will open her first store this spring at 95 Crosby Street.
“I saw the for-rent sign on this one-story building I’ve always loved. After eight years of people asking when I would open a store, I was like, ‘Now.’ It was a rug shop for a decade—the Turkish wools looked beautiful against the industrial space, as I imagine my graphic textiles will. It still has a wooden garage door from when it was Barney’s auto shop, which opened in 1947: I plan to get it working again for warm days.”



4x4
Chair and a Half
Bigger than a side chair, smaller than a love seat.


From left, reasonable and splurgy classics.  

Reasonable/Classic: South Hampton Chair, $1,295 at abchome.com.
Splurgy/Classic: Armstrong Armchair, $9,375 at kgb-limited.com.


From left, reasonable and splurgy modern.  

Reasonable/Modern: Hugo Chair, $899 at Room & Board, 105 Wooster St.
Splurgy/Modern: Profile Armchair, $5,700 at Roche Bobois, 200 Madison Ave.



The Cluster
David Weeks and Stillfried Wien join Tribeca’s mini design district.
1. David Weeks Studio: Modernist lighting (38 Walker St.).
2. Stillfried Wien: Viennese furniture (40 Walker St.).
3. Ted Muehling: Outré objects (52 White St.).
4. R & Company: Vintage-modern collector bait (82 Franklin St.).
5. White Furniture/Organic Modernism: Retro repros (85 White St.).
6. Mondo Cane: Mid-century curios (at 50 Lispenard St. in June).



From left, IF Soho and Gallery Aesthete.  

Urban Export
Gallerylike boutiques selling drop-crotch pants and asymmetrical tees, heavy on the black.
The Now-Classic New York Version: IF Soho (94 Grand St., above) and OAK (28 Bond St.).
The Newly Opened Chicago Permutation: Gallery Aesthete (46 E. Oak St.; galleryaesthete.com).



Jane Motorcycles  

Trend Spawning
Where did all those in-shop coffee shops come from?
2006: Deus Ex Machina, Sydney, motorcycles, surfboards, coffee. “It’s bigger than a store; it’s a culture.” Concept upheld by …
2008: Motorcycle Federation, West Village, biker gear, coffee. Owner shares SoCal roots with a co-founder of …
2009: Saturdays NYC, Soho, surfboards, coffee. This clubhouse triggers …
March 2012: American Two Shot, Soho, cool-girl threads, coffee. Held business meetings in Saturdays.
July 2013: Shinola, Tribeca, made-in-Detroit bicycles, coffee. Riding the wave.
November 2013: Jane Motorcycles, Williamsburg, helmets, coffee. Started by friends of Saturdays, who brew grounds from the Navy Yard and build custom bikes.


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