Monocle Order Sunglasses Pop-Up at 220 Bowery

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 at 6:43 am by

The Bowery House Hotel is cleaning up the press accolades like whoa. Online publications, both domestic and international, have seemingly rushed to sing its praises for being a cheap lodge alternative to the current stock of rip-off rates across town. Meanwhile, the ground level space of 220 Bowery remains a revolving door of sorts for temporary installations.

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Custom graphic tee shop At-Slopes was the first Bowery 2.0 tenant to take the reigns from previous restaurant supplier City Restaurant Equipment Corp. That was back in mid-August. The endeavor lasted a couple months before the space transformed into a short-lived gallery. Now it’s back to retail, with the latest entrant being Haute-hipster shades company Monocle Order.

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Last week, the sunglasses hut began implementing the pop-up concept, and officially opened doors Friday evening with the requisite launch party. Monocle Order is an exclusive members-only operation in which the owners “hand pick” styles from around the world. The nascent retail gallery features select eyewear alongside work by graffiti artists Dill and Light Pollution.  We are told the showroom will remain open for roughly 4-8 weeks.  Quite a window…

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On a related note, it’s also worth pointing out that an entity called “Bowery Kitchen” briefly appeared on the November SLA agenda for Community Board 2. But it was a last-minute scratch, as the attorney reportedly requested a layover.

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