In the end of 2014 the city will receive a gift! Ernest Alexander opened his design shop at 15 West 28th Street for the public.
The current flagship store in SoHo (98 Thompson Street) works only with ready-to-wear menswear and accessories.
Going back in time…the brand exists a bit more than 5 years now and Earnest started from the desire of creating the perfect men’s messenger bag. The idea was to create a messenger bag with “clean lines, functionality, traditional materials blended with a slightly modern aesthetic, something durable and good-looking”.
It took time, work and long exhausting hours of planning and testing, but around an year later, voilá!, The Hudson Messenger was born! One of the most special aspects in the brand is the choice of manufacturing everything around the NYC area and supporting NYC’s Garmet District offering the possibility for new designers to challenge their ideas and start their own clothing lines!
Cool right? We just love it!
Well, Ernest took another big step in 2014 opening his Design Store for the public to get a glimpse of their amazing work. Ernest said to WWD: “I want people to walk into my showroom store and get the full experience of the brand. From seeing all we have to offer in accessories and ready-to-wear, customers will also get the opportunity to see where I work and where I get my inspirations.”
The Ernest Alexander: Design Shop will be open by appointment only on Tuesdays through Thursdays and for walk-ins on Friday.
Address: 98 Thompson Street
Credit: Courtesy of Ernest Alexander and WWD