Stuart & Wright
Where? In Fort Greene, Brooklyn - a tree-lined New York neighbourhood with many well-preserved buildings from the mid-19th century. The area is home to several important cultural institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Pratt Institute, the Paul Robeson Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.
Who? Stuart & Wright was opened by Alec Stuart and Celeste Wright last year. Both had previous retail experience working at hip Manhattan boutique and label Steven Alan when they decided to set up their shop.
Fashion finds: offering casual cool clothing, accessories and footwear for men and women, Stuart & Wright carries contemporary labels such as Isabel Marant, A.P.C., Lyell, Chimala, Samantha Pleet, Rachel Comey, Steven Alan, Band of Outsiders, Rogues Gallery, Unis, United Bamboo, Neal Sperling, Engineered Garments, Borne, Vanessa Bruno, Jean D'Arc, Ulla Johnson and more.
The vibe: the space was designed by Norwegian architect Ole Sondresen, who used materials such as pale wood panelling on the floor and walls. The merchandise is showcased on clean iron racks and simple white carts. The facade of the store features a retro blue laundromat sign.
The crowd: stylish locals who want to look effortlessly cool.
Extras: Stuart & Wright offers online shopping on select merchandise via www.refinery29shops.com.
Stuart & Wright is at 85 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, United States, tel: 1 718 797 0011.