Upscale outdoors brand Aether opens its first New York store today in SoHo. The elegant and expansive 2,000-square-foot space, located at 13 Crosby Street, is the company’s first flagship, following a small conceptual shop constructed from three stacked shipping containers that opened in San Francisco in January.
“We’ve been looking for a location in New York for 18 months. This is our number-one market on our e-commerce site,” said Jonah Smith, who cofounded Aether in 2009 with partner Palmer West. The Los Angeles-based brand is known for its technically advanced performance outerwear and sportswear, designed with clean, modern lines and minimal decorative distractions.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)