Banana Republic's new flagship
Last year, Banana Republic hired designer Marissa Webb’s to revamp the brand and her debut collection is finally out. To get a complete look at the Creative Director’s vision, head to the new flagship at 105 Fifth Avenue. The store, curated by Webb, sees the designer’s influence in everything from the look of the two-story location to the third party vendors artfully displayed on reclaimed wood shelves, including leather goods from TM 1985, skin care from Damn Handsome and Herbivore Botanicals and home designs from brands Grain Design, Izola and Young in the Mountains. “I love that we were able to infuse the new Flagship with some unique Banana Republic product as well as a few of my favorite brands to help tell our story,” says Webb. “We want this space to feel both inspiring and inviting — as if a friend has invited you to shop with them.”
105 Fifth Avenue
The San Francisco based beauty brand, known for it’s whimsical packaging and cult products, joined the wave of retailers opening up locations in booming Brooklyn. In their cheery, new, pink Cobble Hill location, customers can shop the line or book a beauty service like getting their brows done — Benefit has been shaping and waxing brows since 1976. The Boutique also offers lash and brow tinting, body and facial waxing, airbrush tanning and more.
Benefit Boutique Brooklyn
168 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
It’s been quite the year for Dean and Dan Caten. The owners and creative directors of Dsquared2 celebrated 20 years in the business (with a star powered menswear show complete with live performance by Mary J. Blige), their 50th birthday, and they finally opened their first New York flagship in Soho last week. Of course Mary was on hand for the grand opening.
402 West Broadway