It’s that time again as we bring together more weekend activity suggestions across the globe. Plenty to do if you’re of the arty persuasion as well as new stores, places to get the perfect haircut, Japanese festivals and tea houses with a view. Dive in.
See our other weekend travel guides here.
After unveiling their new “Velo” collection of fonts and other products, our friends at House Industries open up shop in Rapha NYC. Shop collaborative paraphernalia from Tanner Goods, Brooks England and more.
64 Gansevoort Street
NEW YORK: Japan Block Fair
It’s a block party — Japanese style! Stop by the Japan Block Fair on Broadway between 93rd and 94th Streets in Manhattan for two days of featuring food vendors, music, cosplay and other goods. Shop and eat this weekend while taking in some of Japan’s best imports.
Broadway between 93rd and 94th Streets
NEW YORK: Ryoji Ikeda Times Square Takeover for Midnight Moment
Ryoji Ikeda is the latest visual artist in residence in Times Square. The Japanese musician and visualist will take over the big screens in the heart of the city to showcase his work, Test Patterns, as part of Midnight Moment (a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts) from 11:57pm to midnight each night. Stop by early for headphones to experience the visuals in full. More info at the official site. Highly recommended.
NEW YORK: Vogue Italia 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Vogue Italia celebrate their 50th anniversary with the The Visionary World of Vogue Italia. In partnership with Peroni, the exhibition, curated by editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, showcases 30 videos that highlight the history and people that have made Vogue Italia. Featuring scenes with Marina Abramović, Michael Fassbender, Eva Herzigova, Oliver Stone, Baz Luhrmann, Quentin Tarantino and many more. The exhibition runs through October 22.
Industria Super Studio, Studio 10
775 Washington Street
PORTLAND: Will Leather Goods “Found” Shop
Will Leather Goods open their first “Found” Shop, a 2,000 sq/ft space filled to the brim with reclaimed bags and other one-of-a-kind items created by the accessories label. The space is “a time machine for all of the senses,” with a 1890s tin ceiling and a 1950s-style penny cary shop.
818 Northwest 23rd Avenue
Etiquette Clothiers open their first European boutique situated in a historic building in Amsterdam. Shop their full collection of Italian-made luxury basics along with goods from the likes of Want Les Essentiels, Polglia & Co., Assouline and more.
Willemsparkweg 116, Amsterdam 1071HT
SYDNEY: New H&M Store
This is H&M’s first move Sydney, Australia, opening up shop in the renovated Macquarie Centre in the North Ryde suburb. Due to major climate differences, the Swedish mega-brand has taken their time entering the Australian market — this is only shop number two. It’s also the first time that Australia will get a designer collaboration, meaning the much-anticipated Alexander Wang collection will be available here.
Macquarie Centre 197-223
PARIS and OSLO: New COS Stores
COS open their seventh Parisian boutique and a new location in Oslo. The popular premium line from the H&M retail family features elevated basics in mostly solid colors with a heavy flair of Scandinavian design.
Paris: 9 Rue Tonchet
Oslo: Hegdehaugsveien 29
Issey Miyake open doors on Brook Street with a sizeable 5,000 sq/ft store on the site of a former bank in London’s famous Mayfair shopping district. Look out for the Homme Plisse line available for the first time outside of Japan.
52-53 Conduit Street
LONDON: Frieze Art Fair
London’s premiere international contemporary art fair rolls through the city this week with a hefty list of galleries and works. While tickets are sold out for the main exhibitions, Masters tickets are still on-hand. Frieze London runs through tomorrow, October 18.
MILAN: Saint Laurent Store
Hedi Slimane‘s latest Saint Laurent shop build-out hits Milan. His familiar “interior code” of white and grey marble paired with mirrored panels and black leather keeps the decor constant across all Saint Laurent locations.
Via Sant’Andrea, 21
LONDON: Joe and Co. New Soho Barbershop
Whether you call them men’s hair specialists or a barbershop, Joe and Co. is here to serve. Their new location in Soho opened this week — Their mission: “ensure you leave feeling relaxed and looking your best.” Fair enough.
22 Peter Street
PARIS: Hans J. Wegner’s 100 Years Exhibition
Stop in this weekend in Paris for your last chance to catch the Hans J. Wegner furniture exhibition at the Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery celebrating his 100th birthday. The Danish designer’s work is iconic and have inspired design for decades.
Galerie Dansk Møbelkunst
53 bis, Quai des Grands Augustins
PORTO: The Renovated Boa Nova Tea House
Originally built in 1963, Álvaro Siza’s Boa Nova Tea House in Porto, Portugal has just undergone a restoration and is once again open to the public. Stop by the resturaunt and experience the tastes of Chef Rui Paula and the immaculate views of the ocean off the rocky edge.
Avenida da Liberdade, Leca da Palmeira