Manhattan’s ever-fashionable Meatpacking District adds OWEN boutique to its roster of chic shopping hot spots. Offering a versatile selection of women and men’s clothing from both emerging and established designers, OWEN strives to find the perfect balance between trendy and classic.
The brainchild of recent Fashion Institute of Technology graduate Phillip Salem, OWEN has already created quite a fashionista buzz and is a sure-fire must-go retailer this summer.
“Fashion to me is a preference, not a rule, so I focus on pieces that are modern, structured and detail oriented with a subtle flair for the dramatic,” Salem says. A turquoise Kim Taylor dress highlighted on OWEN’s website illustrates Salem’s point exactly. The dress’s leather collar adds just the right amount of panache to this classic look.
But it’s not all about the clothes at OWEN—the complimentary champagne is fab—the store’s design features 25,000 brown paper bags adorning the walls and ceiling in a honeycomb motif. The effect is structured, yet delicate. Dramatic? Oh, yes.
OWEN is located at 809 Washington Street in New York City.