There's a sexy car wash happening in Soho; too bad it's only for mannequins. Heralding the arrival of hotter temperatures, the Agent Provocateur store on Mercer Street brought out their swimwear for the windows, items which are actually only slightly less racy than the actual lingerie.
The swimsuit over on Miss Butt-in-the-air is the "Tatum," with a bondage feel and a strap around your waist. It's $330. The buxom one on the left is wearing the basic Tatum bikini, $250. We'd be working hard for the money to buy swimsuits like that too, but then who has ever seen a bikini car wash in Manhattan, anyway? Do those happen here? We'd probably just walk right on by anyway, thinking it was a movie filming or something.
· Agent Provocateur's Naughty Eye Exam [Racked NY]
Iconic Stompy-McStomperson-Riot-Grrl-Punk-New-Wave-Every-Counterculture-Ever footwear company Dr. Martens opens its doors today on San Francisco's Haight Street—itself a symbol of non-conformity, rebellion, and counterculture, the old stomping ground of Janis Joplin and The Grateful Dead.
The shoe brand, gone mainstream in the last 20 year, has set up shop just down the road from Ben & Jerry's and Kid Robot, and the store is kitted out with furniture and fixtures inspired by old factories and industrial spaces in Northamptonshire, England. The Haight Street store will also be the home to exclusive designer + Docs collaborations—watch this space.
"The new downtown store is all inspired by GANT’s industrial past, with all sorts of factory like decor and a fitting room fashioned as a foreman’s office complete with archival order forms and historical press clippings. "
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