PSNY: Paul Smith has left his longtime home in the Flatiron District of New York City and has moved down to Greenwich Village.
The designer will open a temporary shop at 357 Bleecker Street on Jan. 18 while the brand searches for a permanent space in Manhattan. The company’s flagship is on Greene Street in SoHo and it also operates a store in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood as well as shops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. A new store opened recently at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan as well.
The Flatiron shop opened in April of 1987 and measured 1,800 square feet. The temporary location is 1,000 square feet.
The London-based Paul Smith started his business in the Seventies in Nottingham, England, when he opened a small shop in his hometown. He showed his first men’s wear collection in 1976. Since that time, Smith has developed an internationally recognized lifestyle brand with 14 different collections for men and women that is wholesaled in 66 countries as well as a strong retail presence with 17 retail shops in England and over 200 in Japan, according to the company’s Web site.