We don’t really love to shop. When we need something, we just go out and get it. Wandering around aimlessly on Rodeo Drive or the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris while fingering fine cashmeres is not at the top of our list of favorite pastimes. We’re sure you understand. Shopping for us is about necessity, and this is exactly why our lives just became so much easier.
The Shop at The Standard, New York opened its doors a couple of days ago to the masses, and when we tell you the masses came in droves, we’re not lying. The lines snaked all the way into the lobby with those who were clamouring for our goods. it’s a feeling we know all too well, but we digress…
The shop is the brainchild of our very own Creative Director, Claire Darrow, and her righthand retail reconaissance woman, Denise Downing. The Shop sells sundries, amenities, necessities, Standard branded items, small gifts and accessories from NYC and around the world, with works by The Standard’s favorite artists especially featured.
Currently, a limited edition installation by artist Julia Chiang entitled “All For You” is on display and exclusively available at The Standard, New York. Fifty palm-sized apples, each handmande of delicate porcelain, are glazed in a rich glossy red. The apple is Chiang’s symbol of desire and serves as an icon for her home, New York City. In addition, Chiang has created a site specific installation along an interior wall at The Shop where she has written the title of the work using Ring Pop candy. The candy is left to melt over time, constantly transforming, slowing disappearing, while leaving a trace of history with every single drip. Sounds a little like our social life!
If porcelain apples aren’t your thing, The Shop also caters to your every day needs supplying everything from Bliss Lau jewelry, Brixton hats, Bableand sex toys, Dita sunglasses, Gik hotebooks, Mimoco USB drives, magazines, chocolates and lastly Wool & the Gang knitting kits!
There is so much more The Shop has to offer and we can’t cover it in full here, so you’re going to have to stop by and check it out for yourself. Tell them that Stan sent you.
The Shop at The Standard, New York
442 West 13th Street
Monday - Friday from 7am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 9pm