ever since i discovered club monaco on a trip to toronto many years ago, it has been one of my favorite lines. i love that even though they release new collections monthly, the new seamlessly works with the old. after launching their own footwear last month (finally!), they’ve upped the ante further with their new “collection” collection. yes, the price point is higher (starting at $98), but the quality, fabrics (leather, cashmere, calf hair, fur) are amazing. even better, if you’re in new york, there’s a brand-new collection boutique in west village that fits right in with other retailers like cynthia rowley and sandro. the space mimics an apartment, with painted brick walls, built-in armoires, and comfy twill ottomans. it was a pleasure chatting with laura, the boutique’s manager about the store and getting the scoop on the line. new collections will debut monthly, and be supplemented by shoes (the brand’s own plus those by others like loeffler randall), jewelry (including the collaboration with erickson beamon), and vintage pieces hand picked like chanel bags and hermés scarves. now my only question…when can i move in?
club monaco collection boutique, 390 bleecker street, new york.
the full collection is available online and will be available at the fifth avenue at 18th street flagship (currently being renovated) and at 6 west 57th street (at fifth avenue)