Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bleecker Luxe Update

Checking in on western Bleecker Street's luxury rampage, aside from some French boutiques opened farther east, we have two newcomers to the vulnerable block between 10th and Christopher.

Jo Malone fragrances opened in October, just a few doors from beloved Manatus. If you don't know Jo Malone, they sell "an exclusive lifestyle collection for the bath, body and home. From the refined, unexpected scents to the exquisite cream and black packaging, the timeless luxury of Jo Malone has captured the senses of discerning women and men around the world."

So now you know.

And into that plywooded space next to Comptoir des Cotonniers, which I thought would be "another Marc Jacobs or Coach or Ralph Lauren," comes Freemans Sporting Club. It has just moved from the other side of Christopher.

I'm not sure what to make of their window signage--which appears to be poking fun at stores that cater to the 1%--since the 1% are the people who can actually afford to buy anything at Freemans Sporting Club (along with everything else on this end of Bleecker). But we look forward to their Deli of Endangered Meats and human flesh.

Bleecker Luxe Blitz
More Jane, Less Marc


EV Grieve said...

Any word yet if the Deli of Endangered Meats and human flesh will be farm to table?

Grass-fed at the very least.

Jeremiah Moss said...

they actually introduce you to your steak before you eat him. he has appetizers with you (call it "stuffing") and tells you about his life, so you know exactly what you're about to eat.

native New Yorkers are especially prized dishes, being so very local. vegetarians are also popular. most of their best human meats come from Park Slope.

JM said...

And they can't spell 'immortality', either. What a bunch of cut-ups.

Marty Wombacher said...

Excuse me, I have to go throw up now.

Anonymous said...

Wow kinda amazing their lack of understanding of the neighborhood they moved into. W Village might have plenty of 1%-ers but they usually side on the 99%.

Tricia said...

I put off reading this till now because I avoid walking on that stretch of Bleecker. The street lost its soul a long time ago. Probably around the time Second Childhood and Aphrodisia closed, though I realize those shops were not on this block. Thanks for the report