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By Robert James

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74 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002 40.717634 -73.990378
nr. Grand St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-2121 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$$) High End
  • Type: Boutique
  • Products & Services: Cuff Links/Notions, Eyewear, Fur/Leather, Men's Hats, Men's Suits, Ties, Women's Shoes, etc.
Photo by Corinne Durand

Official Website


Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Grand St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Ties
  • Cuff Links/Notions
  • Eyewear
  • Men's Hats
  • Women's Shoes


  • Men's Suits
  • Fur/Leather
  • Men's Formalwear
  • Menswear
  • Vintage Clothing
  • Womenswear

Special Features

  • Tailoring In-Store
  • Bespoke


By Robert James was founded in 2008, but it has the feel of a classic brand, which is echoed in the décor of its Americana-filled Lower East Side boutique. The clothes, which include tailored jackets and suits, jeans and bowler hats, are all manufactured locally and designed in-house (literally—the design studio is just upstairs from the boutique). The brand calls to mind classic American style and the Lower East Side during its gritty 1970s heyday (there’s a slim, almost punk-ish vibe); the latter highlighted by the two shelves of classic vinyl albums from the era–featuring Television’s Marquee Moon and The Clash’s self-titled debut, just to name two. Adding to the charm is Lola, Robert James’s black lab, who frequently roams the store.