Quietly nested next to the Highline in Chelsea, BLACK is a Comme des Garçons pop-up store opened by designer Rei Kawakubo. Opened in June of 2009, the store is intended to last as long as the current recession, and appropriately prices most everything around half of what they normally are. The cozy space is a masterful example of restraint, with stark black walls and products meticulously curated. The clothing follows the shop’s black and white motif with patterns of polka-dots, checks, and stripes, with impeccably arranged accessories displayed in an adjacent space. One small note: photographs not allowed inside. As you can see, the only photos I could sneak in were from the outside. 

Have a visit while the recession lasts!

Black Comme des Garçons
112 Tenth Ave. at 17th Street
New York, NY 10011 


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