Americana Artisanal Watches, Bikes and a Coffee to go! Stationed in the soul of TriBeCa New York, at 177 Franklin Street is a spacious spot that is now home to Shinola – a watchmaker and artisanal leather goods label. This truly sublime store has a flagship in Midtown Detroit, but recently opened their inky blue double-doors to the cultured New Yorker. Designed to inspire shoppers to linger and love the products, the interior boasts a quaint café, a newsstand by The Smile, and of course floor to ceiling hand crafted American-made merchandise.
Influences of minimalist art are showcased throughout the stores design, bearing an aesethic that has a clean, and slightly gallant edge, housed in a 2,000 square-foot space. Of course, it is contrasted with industrial touches, such as a custom built steel catwalk, a salvaged Mercator map, a 1930’s bronzed sculpture, and a spiral staircase leading up to a vaulted skylight. With an allegiance to leather their product range is chock-full of wondrous watches, leather-saddled bicycles, and of course their namesake Shinola shoe polish – which ultimately put them on the retail map. We invite you to shop, enjoy an enticing cup of coffee, and catch up on the happenings around us.
Shinola Shop, New York
Story by Sarah Harris