AETHERsf | Aether Apparel Opens First Retail Store

AETHERsf | Aether Apparel Opens First Retail Store

Aether has opened the doors to their first-ever stand alone retail store, AETHERsf. Located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and constructed from three 8‘ x 9.6‘ x 40’ shipping containers, AETHERsf is the brainchild of Thierry Gaugain (designer behind AETHERstream), envelope a+d, and AETHER’s founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West. The AETHER concept store features a custom glassencased cantilevered lounge, reclaimed oak floors, and a third floor conveyor system which interacts with the customers needs on the first floor. What’s most impressive is that all design partners were locally sourced in San Francisco.

AETHERsf will carry a wide range of men’s and women’s outerwear.

For Men | Black Friday Deals

For Men | Black Friday Deals

Are we late to this party or right on time? Whatever the case, all I know is my inbox has been hit hard with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and I haven’t even sliced that turkey yet. It’s time to share the wealth of info. Let us know if you spotted anything else in the comments.

Carhartt WIP Milan Store

Carhartt WIP Milan Store

Carhartt and Italian streetwear label Slam Jam teamed up last year to open the Carhartt WIP store in Milan. The space features all the latest WIP offerings including all collaborative efforts currently on deck. The shop’s design is refreshing as wooden panels throughout give us a glimpse into key events that have occurred throughout Carhartt’s history, including the brand’s establishment in 1889 and the creation of Work in Progress in ’94. Look for Carhartt WIP product to be available through the Milan flagship and other select stockists.

Haberdash Fashion’s Night Out Event in Chicago

Haberdash Fashion's Night Out Event in Chicago

So not to be outdone by the intense festivities taking place in New York City for FNO, Chicago’s Haberdash will be having an entertaining event of their own. Select pieces from the Red Wing historical archives will be on display, and complimentary tailoring will be available on all Levi’s Made & Crafted purchases. Representatives from both Red Wing Heritage and Levi’s Made & Crafted will also be available to speak with guests about each brand and its history.

Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Osteria Via Stato and tastings from Chicago’s own Koval Distillery. Bottom line – if you’re in Chi-town, make your way over to Haberdash for a great time. Please RSVP via haberdash@zapwater.com. More details below.

Editor’s Picks | Fashion’s Night Out Events in NYC

Editor's Picks | Fashion's Night Out Events in NYC

Fashion’s Night Out 2012 is here and it’s bigger than ever, folks. We’re talking hundreds of in-store experiences happening throughout New York City. We’ve tried our best to narrow down the list and focus on the most entertaining. Some of the bigger luxury brands are staying low key this time around but the party will literally be at their door step so they won’t be able to hide from the madness, especially in midtown. Note to the claustrophobics: Stay indoors tomorrow night. Seriously. Check out our list below.

Now Open | Billy Reid Austin Store

Now Open | Billy Reid Austin Store

Tomorrow, Billy Reid will be opening the doors to their first store in Austin, Texas. The store, located at 1122 West 6th, and is the designer’s third store in the Lone Star State. It embodies all things Reid while still taking much influence from the surrounding Old West Austin community. Antique furnishings and rustic wood tables are set against bright white painted walls, with eclectic sculptures from artist Butch Anthony hanging above. More shots below.

Now Open | GANT Rugger Venice, California Store

GANT Rugger Opens Venice, California Store

GANT has finally opened the doors to its first West Coast store, as they look to call Venice their new home. The space is 1,700 square feet and was designed as a GANT Rugger neighbor shop so it has all the personal touches. To add to the appeal, local Venice Beach craftsman, Eric Gustafson, was commissioned to create several modern fixtures for the shop made from brass, wood, and inlaid tile. Additional fixtures include several 1950’s teak pieces and other mid century elements.

The trip west is long overdue in our opinion as Los Angeles has been a top market for GANT for quite sometime. The shop will carry GANT Rugger and GANT by Michael Bastian men’s and women’s collections. More looks at the shop below.

Coming Soon | Dover Street Market New York Store

Coming Soon | Dover Street Market New York Store

The New York Times reports Rei Kawakubo is looking to open a DSM New York as the designer recently came to Manhattan to scope out a few different locations. With the multibrand Comme-owned stores already calling London and the Ginza district of Tokyo home, opening a space in New York is something a lot of folks have been anticipating. The New York DSM will be in an area where there are no other fashion stores in hopes of revamping the identity and culture of the area.