Welcome To The Neighborhood - Fall Openings

So Fall is officially here and it’s one of the most exciting times for new openings in NYC. This season we have plenty of new neighbors to look forward to, and there are a few we want to personally introduce to you to. Boutiques make up the energy in Soho, and to our delight, shoes are the focus this fall. For both transitional and cool weather dressing, the best upgrade you can make is the R.M Williams boot. The heritage Australian label’s new store (152 Spring) is filled with their famous Chelsea boots, sleek enough for a night out but durable enough for the outback they were made to conquer. If your style is more casual you’re in luck, because Buscemi (47 Wooster) now has a location to sell their premium sneakers. The brand focuses on the highest quality materials and their famous high-top silhouettes each sport a padlock, a nod to the coveted Birkin bag. There’s even a special gold and diamond encrusted sneaker on display, but at roughly $132k, you may not see them in action anytime soon. If you’re in the market for something a little less opulent, you can also stop by M. Gemi (120 Wooster) down the street. The upstart label has gained attention for producing stylish Italian-crafted footwear that isn’t exorbitantly priced. And there’s something for everyone; the company launched men’s styles earlier this year.

For apparel, the change of season incites some exciting revamps and openings. One of the best shows of New York Fashion Week this year was Thakoon, who returned after a season off with a beautiful “see-now-buy-now” collection. They’ve opened a new boutique (70 Wooster) where you can pick up the most elegant version of fall wardrobe essentials. On the other end of the spectrum is the beloved Uniqlo (546 Broadway). This season the store gets a complete makeover to reflect Tokyo. In addition to the redesign, which perfectly houses the new Christopher Lemaire collaboration, there will also be exclusive artwork from the likes of Warhol and Basquiat, books and ephemera from Japan, and even MatchaBar lattes every weekend in September.

If you need a place to showcase your new threads, there are a few restaurants that are already turning into hot spots. The prettiest of which is Pietro Nolita (174 Elizabeth) a very new, very pink restaurant from Pietro Quaglia and Mina Soliman. As good as the Italian menu sounds, the decor is getting the most attention and you’re guaranteed to see it all over your Instagram feed for the next few months. King (18 King), a new restaurant from a chef behind London’s River Café, looks to be a hit in Soho. The menu will change daily, but it’s filled with refined comfort food befitting the relaxed setting. Café Clover has been a popular destination for stylish diners over the last two years, and now they’re expanding with Clover Grocery (10 Downing) a few doors down. Though it’s more of a market than restaurant, there will be prepared food sold, and a small dining area for private parties. Speaking of markets, the neighborhood finally gets one of its own simply called Canal Street Market (265 Canal). The sprawling space will start with retail option in October, but will add food in November, featuring casual favorites like Korilla, Mok Bar, and Davey’s Ice Cream.