Friday, September 23, 2005

YU - Japanese Designer Clothing

YU - Japanese Designer Clothing is a funky little consignment shop in NoLIta that I discovered by accident while reading New York magazine several years back. Although it's billed as specializing in Japanese designers (Issey Miyake; Comme des Garcons; Yohji Yamamoto; and Matsuda), you may also find items by Vivienne Westwood; Jil Sander; Jean Paul Gaultier; and others.

The selection on the website is just the tip of the iceberg in this tiny hole in the wall. You really need to visit in person to have the complete experience. I've lucked out on two separate occasions, snapping up an Issey Miyake Plantation navy blue cotton waffle-weave kimono coat and a pair of rather peculiar (but, oh, I love them so!) black suede Comme des Garcons booties. Most items seem to run $200 or less.

P.S. If my fairy godfather is out there somewhere, I would really love to have that Miyake VS-26 dress! :-)))

151 Ludlow Street (Second block below East Houston Street, between Stanton and Rivington)
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 979-9370
Fax: (212) 477-6224