It’s Friday, or “Fri-Yay!” for those of us who barely managed to pull through the workweek. Naturally, your precious off-days call for some major decompression and stress relieving activities. To us, that means shopping, shopping and more shopping. Look below for your guide to getting your mind and closet right this weekend.
See our past weekend guides here.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA: Birdwell‘s First-Ever Retail Store
OG surf brand Birdwell has enjoyed 54 years of success, but the label has yet to open a standalone retail store — until now. The Manhattan Beach outpost is fully stocked with all the board shorts, shirts and speciality gear you need to channel that laid back beach bum vibe. It’s definitely worth a stop-in, brah.
1300 Highland Street
LONDON: tokyobike’s New Fitzrova Shop
Even though they haven’t fully settled in or even met the neighbors, the folks at tokyobike are inviting the world to drop by and experience the brand’s new space. It is situated firmly in London’s Fitzrovia district, which is home to a burgeoning creative scene, so there’s plenty around to explore should you want to make a day of it.
14 Eastcastle Street
New Yorkers should pop into MoMA’s design store to experience Danish design dynamo Hay studio. The brand is proudly hosting its first-ever stateside pop-up, and will have over 200 unique goods on offer. If you’re obsessed with stuff (like this writer) this is a must.
81 Spring Street
BROOKLYN: Topshop and Topman Endless Summer Party
Brooklyn will be awash with music and good times this weekend. Between a major festival and Topshop and Topman’s “Endless Summer” party it won’t be hard to find a good time. Stop by the British high street’s soiree to hear DJ sets Sinkane, Anand Wilder and more. Space is limited and this is only for the 21+ crowd so RSVP in the link above, ASAP.
45 S 3rd Street
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The Great Wall of WA
While Western Australia’s “Great Wall” may not be crushing the competition (China), it’s still a very impressive. Designed by Luigi Rosselli architects, the 754-feet-long behemoth of a structure is the longest rammed earth wall in Australia. Behind the wall are 12 earth-covered residences that have been decked out for those with modernist sensibilities.
Seoul’s newest crowning jewel was designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc, and features interiors from Peter Marino. Not only that, it holds the title of the largest Dior flagship in the world. The sprawling six-floor space (which counts a cafe as among its highlights) has been open since June 20, but the novelty has far from worn off.
Gangnam-gu, Cheongdam-dong, 98-3