Is Creatures of Comfort the New Opening Ceremony?


Merge Opening Ceremony’s cache of next-big-thing designers with Partners & Spade’s scavenged oddities, and you get the fashion set’s most anticipated retail launch of the fall: Creatures of Comfort, the Nolita sister store to the ballyhooed five-year-old L.A. boutique, opening Tuesday. Helmed by owner-buyer Jade Lai, who has relocated to New York to oversee the project, the 2,300-square-foot shop stocks housewares, furniture, art, and globally sourced knickknacks. Think: lip balm from Paris, candy and furniture from Japan, accessories from Morocco, and more. Lai’s most prized inventory, though, is cutting-edge fashion from rising design talents, several of whom (Rachel Comey, Tom Scott, Michelle Lane, Mary Ping) have created pieces exclusively for her New York debut. Click ahead to preview some of the new arrivals in store.

Creatures of Comfort, 205 Mulberry St., nr. Spring St.; 212-925-1005