Fashion designer Nicole Kwon comes off as low-key and modest, but her new store is already making quite a splash, adding to our area a much-needed destination for comely yet high-concept clothing.
However, we happen to think there might be nothing hotter than her high-low boutique (items range from $15 to $2,000), located amid the more conventional merchandise on offer in the West Village.
The Nicole Kwon Concept Store features women?s wear, shoes and her own designs. From patent-leather Dieppa Restrepo shoes from Colombia (a Dallas exclusive) to Alice Yim?s flowing tops (perfect for layering during our fickle late-fall weather), the items here are scrupulously curated in an edgy yet sophisticated way.
A day before we visited, one lucky woman had bought an entire rack of Kwon?s clothing, but plenty of remarkable styles were still on view, most skewing minimalistic with a predominantly black-and-white palette.
And color us gaga, but like Lady Gaga we are big fans of Maria Francesca Pepe?s conversation-starting jewelry.
It?s all part of a collection that could make any of us (fashion) rock stars.
Nicole Kwon Concept Store, 3699 McKinney Ave.; 214-526-7000 or http://www.facebook.com/NicoleKwonConceptStore