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Brief Published: 25 Mar 2013

New Homeware Retail Openings: New York


Stylus highlights three New York homeware store openings from three US-based companies.

Steven Alan Home 

  • Just opened in March, this is the first dedicated homeware store for the apparel/lifestyle brand, which already has a mini-empire of shops across the city.
  • Designed by NY studio Fort Standard, the space (pictured above) was once Alan’s office and boasts original industrial features like an airy skylight and exposed brickwork.
  • Globally sourced pieces are stocked alongside local NY products, including kilims by Kea, juices by Hearbeet of Brooklyn, ceramics by Shino Takeda, and Steven Alan collaboration lines such as glassware with Brooklyn Glass and made-to-order sofas from Jason Pickens.

158 Franklin Street, Manhattan, NY


  • First founded in 1996, and then named Breukelen (the 17th-century Dutch spelling of Brooklyn), the store started out selling work by makers and designers residing in their namesake borough.
  • Changing it's name to Karkula, the store had a stint trading in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District and then Tribeca. It has come full circle and is reopening back in the gentrified neighbourhood of Williamsburg. It will be stocking designs by the likes of German brand e15, and it's own-label furniture.

98 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 

Best Made Company

  • Best Made Company, purveyors of axes, lamps, blankets and other survival essentials are, after a successful pop-up at the same location, due to open their first permanent store in Tribeca, this April.
  • Housed in a former chandelier factory, the space is not only a place to buy an axe, but also get to grips with how to swing and maintain it, with a series of dedicated workshops. It will also serve as a place to drink whiskey and generally ponder the life of the modern hunter. 

36 White Street, Manhattan, NY

For more on urbanites embracing the call of the wild, see the Stylus reports Tools of Survival and The Modern Hunter

Steven Alan


Best Made Company