Surprise Move Of The Week:
A Paul Smith Outlet
October 1, 2008
Is Williamsburg set to become the new Woodbury Commons?
We heard that Paul Smith is set to open a shop in the hipster haven this month, joining A.P.C.'s Surplus store on Grand Street with a discount outlet of his own.
Material Interest tells us that the new shop will sell at 30% off. It seems that the retail focus of Williamsburg is shifting from Beacon's Closet to Designer Discount. We have no word yet on whether or not the shop will keep regular hours, or like it's cult label neighbor, will have more limited availability, but we love the idea of having a permanent source of cut rate Paul Smith to peruse at out leisure instead of waiting for the crush of the seasonal sample sales.
We'll let you know more info as soon as we have it. The shop is said to be opening at 280 Grand Street between Roebling and Havemeyer, and already has a phone number, (718) 218-0020.
We still don't think they're ready for their own Apple Store or Barney's Co-op, but if we could just get Prada and Jil Sander to follow suit, we wouldn't even need to shop in Manhattan at all.
Sir Paul's Brooklyn Bow (Material Interest)
WWD confirms that the store will open on October 16th, and will sell a revolving selection of markdown goods. "Styles will be priced 30 percent below regular retail prices, but the company spokesman insisted the store isn’t an outlet store," whatever that means. Everything's reduced, but it's not an outlet. Call it what you want. It's a sale store, and we'll be there.
A Brit Grows in Brooklyn: Paul Smith Opens This Month (WWD)