BRANCHING OUT: Holland & Sherry is now in the antiques business. About a year ago, the fabric firm opened a bespoke store at the back of the Elizabeth Street Gallery, a store in New York’s NoLIta full of architectural objects and statuary, folk art and other unusual, one-of-a-kind pieces. The store, which is like a “speakeasy” for the bespoke shopper, creates custom clothing as well as interiors, accessories such as bags and hats, and even furniture such as pool tables.
Last month, Holland & Sherry took over the operation of the gallery, which is owned by Allan Reiver, and plans call for moving the bespoke store front and center.
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On Thursday night, the company hosted a dinner to unveil details of the collaboration and to show off Reiver’s four-story brownstone. The living quarters, which include a master bath from the original St. Regis hotel, a 1904 Beaux Art landmark; an icebox that has been converted to a refrigerator, and a carved collection of railroad cars from the 1930s, were just a few of the gems on display.
Bryan Dicker, president of the interiors division of Holland & Sherry, said the store has been performing well since its opening and the company is looking for partners in Asia as well as at other U.S. cities for additional units.