Revolution Now Bringing Knitwear to 162 Allen
162 Allen Street carries some sort of hex. Ever since the Rico-Perez vitamin store shuttered, its follow-up ventures in the space suffered in kind. Pole-dancing cardseller JillAnne cause quite a media frenzy here for a mere two months; Reinerland Jewelry lasted just shy of a year. Time for another boutique to throw the dice.
A threads shop called Revolution Now is stepping up to the plate. Already with its wearables in stores across the country, the time was apparently ripe for a legit brick-and-mortar establishment. The Lower East Side, it is. Branded paper resides in the windows, construction within. It opens tomorrow with the obligatory launch party, 7-10 pm.
Founded in 2009, the NYC-based label “takes a modern approach to knitwear.” Their product line features an assortment of sweaters, cardigans, and knitted jackets. To join this revolution, you’ll need to pony up some sizable dough. The average sweater is in the neighborhood of $80.