Several chic brand concepts are perfect for refreshed wardrobes and beauty routines.
Lucky Scent’s downtown fragrance boutique
1. Lucky Scent’s Scent Bar
With a wine bar-style fragrance boutique, co-owners Franco Wright and Adam Eastwood curated the store by ingredient rather than brand. The duo say that their passion for rare and beautiful scents is “the driving force behind our decision to open our first Scent Bar in Hollywood in 2006, Scent Bar DTLA in downtown Los Angeles in 2017 and now another jewel in the crown: Scent Bar New York.” Scent Bar boasts exclusive access to many independent brands such as Areej Le Doré, Di Ser and Dusita, which brings one of its online favorites, the Issara extrait de parfum ($350), to the store. 244 Elizabeth St., luckyscent.com
Loewe’s newly opened location in Soho is the brand’s latest move in showcasing its collections in a culturally orientated environment. Spanish artwork decorates the store, along with three woven tapestry pieces that were commissioned for Loewe’s spring/summer 2018 show. The shop will include a full range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, bags and soft leather goods, as well as the skyline-printed leather New York postal bag ($2,700). 79 Greene St., loewe.com
Maison Margiela opened a temporary conceptual shop for nine months before reopening as a permanent boutique.
3. Maison Margiela
With a pop-up running through July and a permanent store to follow, Maison Margiela created a new concept boutique, which will feature the women’s, men’s and accessory collections of Maison Margiela by John Galliano. Featuring five chapters of independent installation works from contemporary artists, the 2,000-square-foot space embodies the deconstructive and avant-garde nature of the house and the founder’s love of art. 1 Crosby St., maisonmargiela.com
Photography by: Lucky Scent Bar photo by Elbert B. Greynolds Jr.; Maison Margiela photo courtesy of Maison Margiela