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J. Crew Teams with Spade, Channels Hopper.

May 29th, 2008 | Categories: New York City, Preppy, Retail | by Michael Williams

The June/July issue of Details sheds some light on the special new J. Crew men’s store in TriBeCa. So far we know that the space —an old liquor store on West Broadway —is spectacular and sort of Edward Hopper-esq. What we learned from the Details article is even more exciting. One of the ACL’s idols Mr. Andy Spade and his new creative firm Partners & Spade, has been retained to add his retail genius into the mix. This makes me think that we could have an American interpretation of Paul Smith on our hands. I can’t wait to get a first hand look at this store and I am excited to be able to finally buy Birdwell Britches in person.

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Comments: 9

9 Comments to “J. Crew Teams with Spade, Channels Hopper.”

  1. Peter
    on May 29th, 2008
    @ 2:57 PM

    J. Crew and Andy Spade seems like such an obvious pairing. Looking forward to this one. J. Crew is really smart to open a store like this. I know many, many guys (and all kinds) will really appreciate it.

  2. Michael Daddino
    on May 29th, 2008
    @ 7:17 PM

    Oh hey, I wondered what happened to this place, as it was empty last summer.

    It was built in 1809, so it’s one of the older buildings in the city, roughly contemporary with Castle Clinton, City Hall, and a few things at South Street Seaport. The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission report from ’66 says it “probably always had a shop on the ground floor,” so J. Crew is carrying on a fine, fine tradition.

    on May 29th, 2008
    @ 8:08 PM

    I have a Polaroid Automatic 101 Land camera that I’ll let Andy have for $5,000. I’ll even take it in a store credit.

  4. chaz
    on May 30th, 2008
    @ 2:10 PM

    When will this open? He said, hopefully.

  5. Kendra
    on May 30th, 2008
    @ 6:40 PM

    Looks like Mickey went shopping at Freeman’s Sporting Club for some new ideas, huh…

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  7. Courtney
    on Jul 29th, 2008
    @ 6:07 PM

    How did I miss this article and post??!! LOVE!

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    @ 4:40 PM

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  9. Miguel
    on Nov 22nd, 2008
    @ 8:59 PM

    I’m a fan of Birdwell’s too, but beware of trying to buy them from their website: