Friday’s here, time to take sit in a darkened room and take stock of the week that’s been. Only kidding, forget whatever took place over the past five days and start thinking about the next two. As usual, we offer a helping hand in the form of our Weekend Guide, a global selection of stores, exhibitions, festivals and anything else that catches our eye. From Dries Van Noten on display in Paris to lindy-hopping on the Governor’s Island and Porter pop-ups in Tokyo. Dive in.

See our other weekend travel guides here.

NYC: Billykirk Open First Ever Store on the Lower East Side

Billykirk choose NYC for the location of their retail debut. Fine leather and canvas goods from their in-house makers and Amish craftsmen in Pennsylvania, as well as a custom made service, brothers Chris and Kirk Bray take over.

Billykirk – 16A Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

 PARIS: An Impressive Dries Van Noten Retrospective

Inspirations charts the celebrated career of Dries Van Noten through the various sources of influence that have played into his work. Past collections placed against historic and contemporary pieces, the rich and intricate clothing of the Belgian designer even more stunning in a gallery environment.

Les Arts Décoratifs – 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris


LONDON: Sister Ray Records the Latest Addition to Ace Hotel London

Not satisfied with a juice bar, flower store, coffee shop and an Opening Ceremony, Ace Hotel London continues to meet all your needs with the addition of Sister Ray record shop. Yes, real live vinyl, it exists and it smells so good.  Something for all musical tastes, new and back catalogue sit beside rare and second hand.

Ace Hotel London: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ


NYC: The Jazz Age Lawn Party Returns

If you’re the dressing up, oldy-worldy, vintage moustache, spectator wearing kind of weekender then get yourself over to Governors Island for the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Serious outfits and serious dance skills, lindy hop into the evening whilst enjoying a complicated old school cocktail.

The Jazz Age Lawn Party – Governors Island, New York


TOKYO: Porter and Friends Pop-Up at Shinagawa Railway Station

Porter bring in a host of friends and collaborators for this pop-up shop in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Railway Station. Aesop, Monocle, Moleskin and Marni, will feature in a series of Trunk Shows offering hard to find items.

Porter Stand: Shinagawa Station, Tokyo


CHICAGO: Soho House Opens its doors to Chicagoans

Soho House continues to take over the World, one members-only leather sofa at a time, its latest exclusive location recently unveiled in Chicago. The Fulton Market branch will feature the usual facilities: cinema, gym, meeting rooms, library, bars…as well as UK favourites, Pizza East and Chicken Shop. If you can’t stretch to membership, grab a room in the hotel while special opening rates still apply.

Soho House Chicago: 113-125 North Green Street Chicago, IL 60607


HONG KONG: Obscura Team Up With Kapok For Temporary Lifestyle Store

Entitled “The Art of Daily Life”, Obscura partner with Kapok store to create “a more tangible, physical element” in the form of, you guessed it, a pop-up shop. Celebrating the beauty of every day items and simple forms, look out for Obscura brand products, Rose Bakery cookbooks, independent publication Ha Wan Pao and furniture by Love Aesthetics’ Ivania Carpio.

The Art of Daily Life: 3 Sun Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong


LONDON: Club Monaco Lands in the UK with First Standalone Men’s Store

Club Monaco pick the other side of the Atlantic to launch their first ever store dedicated solely to menswear. Located on the ever-changing Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, housed in a former gunmakers workshop, the interiors carry a gentleman’s club feel while the contemporary and classic mainline sits beside vintage homewares, custom tailoring, collaboration footwear and a selection of outside brands from Anonymousism socks to Dom Vetro eyewear.

Club Monaco: 54 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP


ASPEN: Shigeru Ban Dramatically Redesigns the Aspen Art Museum

Award-winning architect Shigeru Ban breathes new life into the Aspen Art Museum with a four-storey build featuring an amazing woven wood exterior. Alongside an exhibition space – a new black-box theater, rooftop deck and sculpture garden feature in this Colorado landmark.

Aspen Art Museum: 637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611


Words by Lena Dystant
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