Tuesday, November 9, 2010
On the Fence Together
I have a slight obsession for a line called The Kooples that has chic little minimalistic stores all over the fair city of Paris and not one here in NYC. Or anywhere else for that matter (except London, where they apparently just opened their first brick-and-mortar). It was introduced to me during a lovely Parisian afternoon when none other than Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller herself (who, incidentally, used to be my intern and is still my soulmate/life partner) enthusiastically dragged me through the Marais going into shop after shop during a particularly torrid downpour. I'm telling you, the girl has retail stamina. Anyway, one of said shops happened to be The Kooples, where I immediately fell in love with everything in the tiny space. And so, thus began a buy-out-The-Kooples-on-every-trip-to-Paris tradition that I definitely succeeded in staying true to in September during fashion week. Two of my purchases are above (black shoulder-padded top with leather sleeves and camel skirt).
I've actually already gotten emails from several of you guys inquiring about The Kooples and where to buy it and for those of you residing in NYC, good news! There are plans to expand and open up here in 2011. Keep ya posted.
All pictures by Mark Iantosca. xo