On my recent FW15 buying trip to NYC I had the chance to visit the brand new Nalata/Nalata shop! Founded a couple of years ago by my sister Angelique and her fiancee Stevenson, the shop is a treasure trove of predominately Japanese homewares. If you are ever in Manhattan, make sure to pay them a visit!
2 Extra Place
New York, NY
Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm-7pm
They carry some amazing product so it can be overwhelming when you walk in. I’ve taken the liberty of picking out some of my favourites.
Stone Door Stop
Brass Pendant Lamp
Nalata/Nalata “Sunrise to Sunset” Blanket Set
Hender Scheme Harribaco Leather Box Set
Lemnos Snow Clock
A couple weeks ago we got together with our friends over at INVENTORY Magazine and threw a launch event at our Toronto shop. It was a packed house, and guests in attendance were treated to good eats by Imanishi Japanese Kitchen, drinks from Duggan’s Brewery and Glenmorangie and music supplied by Jamie Sin. For those of you who weren’t able to make it, enjoy these snaps from the party.
It’s been about a month since we last got back from our final buying trip for the SS15 season. Finally had some time to put together a post with some images that me and Dan collected throughout our trip. Enjoy the highlights.
C.E Exhibition is always wild. Blasting techno in the showroom
Foot the Coacher makes some seriously awesome footwear. Next season stay tuned.
One of the best Backpacks I’ve ever seen. Foot the Coacher x Porter
Coming to HAVEN next season….
Engineered Garments in Aoyama
Hender Scheme had a small presentation in the basement of Isetan
Cibone lifestyle store is a must visit. One of my favourite shops.
The Pool Aoyama
Shin-San and Dan.
Sundown in Tokyo
Sasquatch Fabrix SS15 Exhibition.
Satoshi is one of the steeziest dudes I know.
I’m all about that Bruce Lee look right now!
The Fam! Hue from Deluxe
From the top of Omotesando Hills visiting the retaW offices.
Masako and Zen from retaW are awesome people!
We’re stoked to be adding WACKO MARIA to the brand list for SS15. They are killing it!
Wacko Maria x Wolfs Head
Our boy Christophe from Pigalle was in town as well. We had a chance enjoy some NYC breakfast at Clinton Street Bakery Tokyo.
WTAPS Exhibition…Tet drew this picture of Bugs Bunny high out of his mind…haha.
The new SOPHNET. showroom is amazing. SS15 collections from Soph and Uniform Experiment are always strong.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist. SS15 exhibition.
Amazing Bomber Vest for next season from TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist.
A few Tokyo essentials…
Hitting up a Yakitori restaurant in Tokyo is a must. Chicken hearts for days!!
Frozen Beers from Kirin.
Royal Milk Tea from the corner convenience store or the millions of vending machines scattered around Tokyo is a morning must.
The Standing Sushi Bar in Shibuya. I usually hit this place up at least 2-3 times every trip. Bang for the buck and amazingly good.