J. Crew Teams with Spade, Channels Hopper.

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.

Also of interest:

Mickey Drexler on Charlie Rose

J. Crew’s first men’s store [DNR]

Comments on “J. Crew Teams with Spade, Channels Hopper.

    Peteron May 29, 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.

    Michael Daddinoon May 29, 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.

    TINTINon May 29, 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.

    chazon May 30, 2008 @ 2:10 PM:

    When will this open? He said, hopefully.

    Kendraon May 30, 2008 @ 6:40 PM:

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

    Courtneyon July 29, 2008 @ 6:07 PM:

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

    Miguelon November 22, 2008 @ 8:59 PM:

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

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