SHOPPING AROUND: London’s retail scene is booming with pop-ups, new shopping districts and stores which are opening in time for fashion week.
Soho, which is already home to cult streetwear brands including Supreme, Palace and Axel Arigato, is attracting more, with California surf and casualwear brand Stüssy unveiling a stand-alone store. This is the second time Stüssy is trying out London: It closed its first shop in Covent Garden in 2009.
Nearby, Swedish footwear brand Eytys has set up its first flagship featuring the brand’s full collection of unisex footwear, jeans and ready-to-wear. The 1,000-square-foot space has been designed to resemble a Sixties Swedish brutalist building, and there are also injections of postmodernist style from the Seventies and Eighties.
Re/Done and Weejuns pop-up in Soho.
The vintage denim brand Re/Done has collaborated with American footwear company Weejuns to relaunch the label’s signature penny loafers in two different styles. The Weejuns loafers, worn by stars as diverse as Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face” and Michael Jackson in his “Thriller” music video, will be available to purchase during a two-week pop-up, which began Sept. 13, in the G.H. Bass & Co. store near Soho’s Golden Square.
A block away, an installation created by Architecture Social Club in collaboration with