By  on August 6, 2017

NEW YORK — Two years after launching Alumnae, a chicly practical, flat-focused shoe collection, Kari Sigerson and Eliza Axelson-Chidsey opened their first store Aug. 6 at 60 Hudson Street in TriBeCa here.

At 545 square feet, the store is a tranquil, minimalist shoebox, but a big step for the brand. It’s located in a landmark building formerly known as the Western Union Building, designed by Ralph Thomas Walker and built in 1928. Neighboring fashion retailers include Thom Browne, Nili Lotan and Issey Miyake, but the area isn’t known as a shopping district.

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