Before the arrival of Black Friday, Cyber Monday et al, let's take a moment to remember the spirit behind our annual monthlong shopping spree:
'Tis better to give than to receive.
But let us also acknowledge that spirit's obvious addendum:
'Tis still pretty rad to receive.
And receive you shall, at these four new NYC outlets perfect for getting your winter garb on.
For the Ivy Leaguer Who Studied Abroad in Tokyo
Previously a side project in the backroom of BK menswear haven Hickoree’s, brothers Sandy and Emil Corsillo recently pulled the cord on their bright blue neon sign to launch The Hill-Side. And just like that, what was once two fellas producing neck ties is now your newest go-to for jackets, tough-to-get minimalist Japanese sneakers and a wide-variety of knitwear.
For the Fortysomething Who Still Skateboards to Work
Forget secret sneaker drops and graphic tees — streetwear just grew the f*** up. Former Supreme Creative Director Brendon Babenzien recently launched Nolita joint Noah, offering elevated takes on relaxed menswear in a handsome and inviting atmosphere.
For the Guy with a "Moving to Colorado" Five-Year Plan
The highest quality outdoor lifestyle gear brought to you by an accomplished mountaineer. Opening in Soho on Friday, November 20th, Snow Peak’s evolving space seeks to bring the harmony of Japanese countryside to the city, offering top-notch camping gear and superior apparel.
For Rock 'n' Roll Types with Vaguely Clean Hair
Embracing the irreverent spirit of its Australian proprietors, Convicts peddles a selection of brands exclusively based Down Under. The newly opened Mulberry shop is bustling and warm, good for a snagging a new hat and then staying awhile. Founded by Pete Maiden, a former Rolling Stone Host and Video Producer, the space will also showcase a variety of events and activations, including a livestream radio station that airs in Bondi, Sydney.