Sweet, sweet Friday is upon us once again. Congratulations to those of us who made it through the week with our sanity (mostly) in tact. If you’re hanging in there by a thread, fear not. This week’s guide is full of interesting art and retail therapy opportunities and deliciously unhealthy food. Basically, we’ve got all the things you need for a convivial weekend of mental recuperation. You’re welcome.
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Being John Malkovich is no easy task. However, it’s quite a bit more difficult to be John Malkovich being Marilyn Monroe or Che Guevara. Nevertheless, Malkovich does his best impersonations in the name of art. The critically acclaimed actor pays homage to iconic photographic images of notable artists, actresses, athletes, and more in a series of portraits shot by Sandro Miller. The exhibition entitled “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters” can be viewed at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.
300 W Superior Street, 60654
PARIS: New Harmony Flagship
Harmony open their first-ever retail shop in Paris’ Le Marais neighborhood. The boutique features toned-down white walls and a waxed concrete floor to really let the garments shine. See the full space here and make sure to stop by if you’re in Paris.
1 Rue Commines
LONDON: New E.Tautz Flagship
If you’re in London this weekend you might want to skip out on Savile Row and head straight over to the freshly opened E. Tautz flagship on Duke Street. The Sanderson Studio-designed space offers over 3,000 fabrics and a bespoke suit making experience fit for a king.
71 Duke Street, W1K 5NX
LONDON: New Shinola Flagship
Shinola ship their “Made in America” mantra overseas with the launch of their first-ever European flagship boutique. The two-story buildout features their full collection of watches, leather goods and knickknacks as well as a basement full of their classic cycles.
13 Newburgh Street
NEW YORK: Lexdray Pop-Up
Our good friends at Lexdray are popping up this weekend at New York’s Community 54. If you’re unfamiliar, Lexdray makes some of the most serious travel goods around, period. This writer carries their original Boulder Pack everyday to the office.
186 Avenue B
LONDON: Heather Grey Wall at Goodhood
Our friends at Goodhood open up their new retail space to Japanese retailer Heather Grey Wall for an Andy Warhol-inspired pop-up. Familiar with Warhol’s Factory? The space is has been covered in foil and feats brands like Fragment, Cash Ca, NEIGHBORHOOD and more. This is not to be missed.
151 Curtain Road
CHICAGO: Shake Shack
If you’ve got a hankering for a burger and happen to be in the Chicago area, New York-birthed Shake Shack is officially on the scene. The company opened on Tuesday of this week so the lines should be manageable by now (hopefully).
66 E Ohio Street, 60611
NEW YORK: Band of Outsiders 10th Anniversary Pop-Up at Opening Ceremony
Band of Outsiders is celebrating a strong 10-year run with a limited-edition capsule collection that reimagines some of the brand’s most loved pieces. From core items to ironic pop culture driven t-shirts, the capsule celebrates Band of Outsiders’ brand identity. New Yorkers can shop the anniversary collection at Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony and Band of Outsiders stores. Also available online.
35 Howard Street, 10013
English heritage brand Sunspel has opened its very first shop in the U.S. at Dover Street Market. Within the temporary boutique, the brand offers an edited selection of comfy essentials including their premium loopback cotton sweat tops and pants. If you’ve always felt as if you had a little James Bond in you, look out for their Riviera Polo; it was originally designed for Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.
160 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
PARIS: Comme Des Garçons Market Market Town
Comme Des Garçons is hosting a shopping festival this weekend and the brand promises to introduce new merchandise every few hours. If you’re a shopaholic, we’d advise you to give in to temptation and make a day of it. The market is open through November 11 at Entreport Eiffel.
107 rue du Chemin Vert
BEIJING: New 10 Corso Como Store
The Carla Sozzani-curated concept store 10 Corso Como has put down roots in Beijing’s palatial shopping plaza cum luxury epicenter, Shin Kong Place. Unique art, design and fashion selections abound within the judiciously edited space, and Sozzani and the staff promise a rare “slow shopping” experience. It’s worth a trip for the simple fact you can also peruse the wealth of other designer boutiques in the vicinity.
87 Jianguo Road
TOKYO: Canada Goose Pop-Up at SOPHNET
Minimalism-driven Japanese brand SOPHNET. is partnering with outerwear makers Canada Goose for a new collaborative project. You can check out the pieces from their partnered line and other Fall/Winter 2014 selections at the duo’s pop-up shop which will be around through December 28 in two Tokyo locations.
2F 3-34-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku and 150-0001 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
NEW YORK: Fries of New York Exhibit by Sir Kensington‘s
Who doesn’t love french fries? Gourmet condiments maker Sir Kensington’s open up a food culture exhibit that explores the history of the humble french fry from over 100 renowned restaurants in the greater New York area. Learn more online.
168 Bowery Street