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Where: Online only at http://www.christopherleesauve.com/
New York-based artist fashion impresario CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ is a momma’s boy. Whether he’s drawing inspiration from punk nuevo Brooklyn street kids, or his idol Andy Warhol, this Canadian-born designer always looks back to his mother for inspiration. “When I was a child, in the early 80’s, she would create her own over-sized, silk-screened, bold-graphic t-shirts,” recalls the artist from his Brooklyn studio, “she would cut and rip the neck and wear them as elegant evening dresses. It was revolutionary.”
Not content to wallow in her shadow, SAUVÉ recently burst onto the cultural landscape with his own line of t-shirts that have become controversial collector’s items after being embraced by THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, VOGUE, ELLE, PAPER MAGAZINE and PEREZ HILTON.
His current popularity began when rumors began to circulate the bloggosphere that ANNA WINTOUR was being replaced as editor of VOGUE. The now iconic t-shirt he created simply read: SAVE ANNA.
Currently, he is busy on a collection of hand painted t-shirts for his label CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ and his t-shirt collection is available at select retail stores in New York, Tokyo, London, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, and Seoul.
Where: 149 Orchard St, LES NY
Sunday- Wednesday 12pm -7pm, Thursday -Saturday 12pm -8pm
Any Old Iron
From across the pond and to Lower Manhattan, a music inspired menswear shop ‘Any Old Iron’ can be found in one of my favorite ‘hoods – The Lower East Side! Any Old Iron specializes in selling rare and UK-specific menswear . The majority of the collections featured are exclusive to Any Old Iron and include labels like; Sir Tom Baker’s rock and roll suiting, Bolongaro Trevor’s moody-mod inspired menswear and Child of the Jago from collaborative designers Barnzley, and Joe Corre (Son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren). The shop also sells exciting and edgy contemporary labels as Fred Perry, Fred Perry Raf Simons, Electronic Poet, B-Store, Unconditional, London Undercover, S***R shoes, and Red Mutha.
Any Old Iron is the brainchild of designer/stylist, Andrew Clancey and arts-entrepreneur, Christopher Melton. The shop’s name is rooted in the olden cry of a scrap man collecting metal with his horse and cart, and also hearkens to Clancey’s family scrap metal business which was founded in 1872. “Any Old Iron,” is also an Old English music hall song which references a young man’s sartorial dandyism – a quality that is distinctly English, and, ever-present in the shop’s design and the legion of British designers featured. In addition to exclusive collections, rare and sought-after antiques are also be for sale.
For 16 years, Allan Pollack and Suzi Kandel have been the first name in the retro-clothing business. Originally on the Upper West Side they re-located downtown in Spring 2011. This store is a true fashion lovers dream and a true vintage store. You won’t find flannel shirts or cut off jean shorts or anything that’s old masquerading as vintage. Instead look at Versace gowns, Kelly bags and Lanvin platforms. I’ve read reviews that Allan can be “cranky”. I personally found both Allan and Suzi to be utterly delightful and can only imagine that any “crankiness” was the result of someone not handling the garments properly. While it’s not cheap, don’t be afraid of the price tags. They’ll let you know that many things are 70% or more off of the price listed. So if you find something you love maybe you can find a price that will match.