Shaina Mote x Clyde Pop-Up Takes Billykirk Space on Orchard Street
Billykirk, the leather shop a few paces north of Canal Street, vacated its store in March after four years on the block. Less than three months later, the space has become a temporary boutique on trend. Adding more Los Angeles to a scruffy fringe of Chinatown.
Indeed, L.A. designer Shaina Mote teamed up with the Clyde accessory brand for a month-long pop-up at 16 Orchard Street. The store shows off threads by the former and hats and bags from the latter.
Runway describes Mote’s style as “for women like herself who want to wear things that make them feel laid-back, serene, and effortlessly chic, even when they’re busy working and traveling”; Clyde is a New York-based label founded by Vancouver native Dani Griffiths, who is a veteran of Assembly New York.
The pop-up is the latest chapter for 16 Orchard Street. Its predecessor, Billykirk, opened their Lower East Side store back in the summer of 2014. It took the place of “vintage country club purveyors,” Gargyle.