New York is always a great place to be, but especially so this weekend. We are both happy and sorry to say that almost half of the places we recommend to visit this weekend are in the Big Apple. But not to worry if you’re elsewhere. See below if you’re in luck to go to any of these below. We wish you a good weekend regardless.
See our past weekend travel guides here.
NEW YORK: Pop Up Flea at the Metropolitan Pavilion
The always awaited Pop-Up Flea returns to New York this weekend at west downtown’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Expect new brands as well as familiar ones like Alexander Olch, Lotuff, Oak Street, Harry’s and more. Special exclusives from the likes of Filson will also be on site. 123 W 18th Street.
NEW YORK: Other Criteria Gallery by Damien Hirst
Other Criteria, co-founded by the eminent fine artist Damien Hirst, open their first-ever location in the United States. Positioned neatly in New York’s SoHo district, the boutique/gallery is home to original works from the artist along with art books, clothing, toys, accessories and more. 458 Broome Street.
NEW YORK: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Exhibit at the MET
The Metropolitan Museum of Art chooses Charles James’s couture gowns to display as the inaugural exhibition after renovating the Costume Institute. Showcasing the first strapless dress and other historic styles we now take for granted, the exhibit encompasses his works from 1906 all the way through 1978 — all fittingly in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Find out more here. 1000 5th Avenue.
NEW YORK: Filson’s First East Coast Store
Filson opens their first store in the East Coast in New York. Filled with rustic furnishings, fresh greenery and antique collectables, the space is everything you would expect from the renewed American outdoors brand. 40 Great Jones Street.
LOS ANGELES: The Line Hotel in Koreatown
The Line Hotel opens in LA’s Koreatown, turning a former mid-century resort into a luxury and rather edgy locale overlooking the Hollywood Hills. Even if you don’t have a reason to stay overnight, visit for their Poketo shop that stocks the likes of Pendleton, Topo and Baxter. 3515 Wilshire Blvd.
KOJIMA, OKAYAMA: The Elephant Brand Bandanna Museum by KAPITAL
KAPITAL open The Elephant Brand Bandanna Museum in their shop in Kojima, Japan. The museum displays over 250 bandanas curated by Kiro Hirata, originating between the 1850s to 1980s. In chronological order, the two-floor exhibit encompasses a variety of bandanas from different regions, used for different functions, and in different styles. Preview more of the exhibit here and find out more here. 3672-10 Ogawa-cho.
LONDON: Barbecoa by Tom Dixon Design Research Studio
Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio designs the Barbecoa restaurant in London. Barbecoa call themselves “a cathedral to fire and food,” with a full butchery that even offers classes. You can find Dixon’s signature designs in the gold lighting, tables and chairs that remind us of his Club collection. See more photos of the restaurant here. 20 New Change Passage, EC4M 9AG.
ANTWERP: The Jane Restaurant
Another one here: The Jane restaurant is housed in a former chapel of an early 19th-century military hospital. The alter was removed to fit a kitchen encased in glass so that visitors can watch all of the food-making. Dramatically high ceilings and the fusion of historical authenticity with modern design make this place a must-go. See more photos of the restaurant here. Paradeplein 1.
SINGAPORE: Givenchy‘s New Store
Givenchy opens yet another retail door, this time at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands luxury resort. The store stocks the brand’s men’s and women’s RTW as well as accessories, clad in the same marble that can be seen in their Seoul and Paris stores. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-129.