15 Jul '13, 1am
[SHOPPING] Threadbare & Squirrel + DH Sunglass = pop-up store Hook & Union, which rotates its labels regularly:
The buzz: The companies behind hip multi-label boutique Threadbare & Squirrel and cool eyewear specialist DH.Sunglass have joined forces to launch this pop-up store, which will operate for six months. The vibe: All the rough-hewn wood—on the floor, on the cashier counter and on the wall behind it—gives the store a warm, natural ambiance. Stacked wooden pallets in the middle of the space plus small wooden boxes are used to display accessories, while apparels hang on industrial-style racks. The goods: Many of the labels stocked here, including hat specialists Less and Moupia (from $65) and local designers Youyou and Kae Hana (from $59) are pretty obscure, so you won’t have to worry about wearing the same thing as someone else on the street. Why you’ll be back: Most multi-label stores have an apparel-to-accessories ratio of 2:1, but this place offers equal parts of both with ...