Friday, October 24, 2014
One good example is that of the Molly Shaheen's fanny pack collection which definitely on trend to what is happening now but missing in the retail assortment uptown of luxury good. These leather purses have adjustable straps that fit around the hip or even go longer to wear over the shoulder and have been a best seller for the past 3 months. Another chic collection is Indivijewel which has great contemporary jewelry casted from original pieces made at the studio of the designer. There are a lot of accessory collections that use pre-fabricated metal pieces but we wanted to make sure a designer at the market was actually creating each individual part.
Make sure to drop by this weekend and meet the designers themselves. Follow the official SHM Instagram account for daily updates and photos of the designer collections: LINK
There are a handful of local mom and pops on 125th Street but the reality is that the vast majority of business are comprised of proprietors setting up from elsewhere. Right now the population cycle is finally increasing again in Harlem and thus the need for a broad range of retail has come back. Whole Foods should finish up by next summer so some better retail will be arriving but it is unrealistic to think that all high end shops will one day establish themselves on the strip. This has not happened on 14th Street or 42nd Street and thus will definitely not be be the direction for 125th Street.