Must-See SoHo: 12 Things to See and Do
by Claire Lui, 01/01/2010
Photo: Malcolm Brown
35 Howard St., 212-219-2688
Chloë Sevigny, the epitome of downtown fashion, designed a line of nerd-cool retro kicks with Bass, creator of the beautifully made loafer. And Pendleton, the historic and fabulous woolen mill, created a mash-up of plaids and Native American motifs for a series of jackets and shirts that manage to be totally classic and yet totally new. These are just two of the exclusive lines carried at Opening Ceremony, where hipster cool merges with venerable brands and shopping is a course in style. Don't forget to buy some tokens at the counter for the Hello Kitty vending machines in the basement, and check out the mezzanine's shelf of hard-to-find fashion mags like Global Influence, Electric Youth and Me.