Manhattan – Lower East Side
187 Chrystie St between Rivington and Stanton Sts
Manhattan, NY 10002
Lower East Side boutique World carries a universe of rarefied streetwear under one tiny roof. Bronx natives Rob Dallas and Kareem Woods deliver on the shop's name with a global lineup of limited-run sneakers and clever T-shirts by emerging graphic artists. Among them are Seattle designer Hello Minor's black-and-white Death Tee ($40), which is emblazoned with cartoonish renderings of skulls; Australian line Com Raid's Afrocentric designs ($35); and a T-shirt silk-screened with an image of a topless Kate Moss ($35), part of Hellz Bellz's collaboration with Honolulu brand In4mation. For big spenders, there's a collector's case of rare Air Jordans, wherein a pair of Newports ($700), made to resemble a box of menthols, come in the minty color of the cigarette brand, complete with gold-chain detail.
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