In a city filled with galleries, museums and a host of other fashion hot spots, Dover Street Market in London offers what could be considered one of the best ‘retail gallery’ experiences in the industry. The brainchild of fashion visionary Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, DSM is a chic multi-floor fashion haven that showcases an eclectic and drool-inducing selection of pieces from Alaia, Lanvin, Demeulemeester and Rodarte, just to name a few. M of BOXNOIRE nearly died of happiness upon visiting the store in London this past summer. In her own words, “I just could not stop smiling and staring at the clothing. I wandered over to the Alaia corner, marvelling at his signature waist nipping leather corsets. I slipped on a couple of pairs of Alaia stiletto sandals, and some Nicholas Kirkwoods…and I was only getting warmed up!”.
The merchandise is unique to the shop itself, and you can seriously get lost in here for hours. Chances are, by the time you’re done, you’ll have worked up quite an appetite… thankfully on the top floor of the store is the Rose Bakery, full of tasty, organic treats.
Now for those of you pining to visit DSM – don’t book your tickets to London just yet. Dover Street Market is opening a location in NYC! We can barely contain our delight and excitement! The store is set to launch in NYC in December 2013. The 20,000 sq. ft., seven story space will be located at 160 Lexington Avenue and is sure to provide a fabulous shopping experience that will leave your arms full of shopping bags, and your wallet bare. xx