Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
Another major chain has opened on 125th Street in the past couple of weeks and DSW's arrival is indicative of the continual commercial interest in Harlem's main shopping corridor. DSW Warehouse sells designer shoes at a discount and notably has a presence in Union Square downtown. Most of Harlem's boutique businesses are now opening along the main boulevards or smaller side streets while 125th has become the more commercial element in uptown's retail mix.