This month, Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop Lab landed in Manhattan's Nolita—bringing with it a little slice of California to the cobblestones of Bond Street. It's the second brick and mortar shop expansion of Paltrow's online wellness Mecca, the first of which opened in Los Angeles's Brentwood Country Mart last September.
“The details of goop Lab in New York reference the relaxed elegance of homes built in Hollywood in the 1930s, and designed by the likes of Billy Haines, Paul Williams, and Billy Baldwin,” said Steven Johanknecht, a principal from Commune, the Los Angeles-based design studio that worked on the space. The result is a space more residence than retailer; a tour through the shop unfolds room after room like a home belonging to someone with the most discerning tastes—Paltrow, perhaps?
There’s a stone courtyard, blush curtains, oak floors, and walls painted in Farrow and Ball’s Pink Ground No. 202. Clothing is displayed in a space some might consider their dream closet, cosmetics fill shelves in a marble-slabbed "bathroom," and elsewhere, there's ample, living-room like seating. The real showstopper? An Art Deco-inspired stacked chandelier by Roll & Hill designer Jason Miller. The 2,170 square foot shop sells everything from the jewelry brand Vram, to pieces from the Brock Collection, to Michele O’Hana ceramics. And everything, of course, is GP-approved.
Along with the arrival of goop Lab, comes several other design-minded stores in Manhattan (and online). Below, the most noteworthy of the lot.
One Kings Lane
Online home retailer One Kings Lane settled into SoHo this fall with a 3,500 square foot flagship on Spring Street. Housed in a 19th-century Federalist building, thought to be one of the oldest in the neighborhood (and previously occupied by a Crocs boutique), the interior includes an exposed brick wall, giving the space a warm and welcoming feel. As for products, the store offers a mix of the upscale, the affordable, the new, and the vintage. including brands like Bunny Williams, Aerin Lauder for Visual Comfort, and Franca. Overwhelmed by your options? Don’t fret—there’s professional design consulting on site.
Much of the world was introduced to Christian Liaigre in 1987, when he opened his first interior architecture and furniture design showroom on Paris's rue de Varenne. Soon after, he became synonymous for his low-key, high-impact aesthetic. Amidst the 1980s taste for extravagant postmodern design, Liaigre offers a sumptuously sober alternative; he would go on to decorate the private homes of Karl Lagerfeld and Calvin Klein and more public spaces, such as SoHo's forever trendy Mercer Hotel. And as of this summer, Liaigre (now helmed by creative director Frauke Meyer) opened its first US store in NoMad. The sprawling 6,000 square foot space, is filled with Liaigre’s modern Parisian pieces—including the Aspre Sectional, Hestia Lounge Chair and Iliade Coffee Table. Design-enthusiasts could very well spend all day touring this space and never tire.
Year & Day
Looking to affordably upgrade your everyday dinnerware? Look no further than Year & Day, which offers a selection of minimalistic, tableware at a reasonable price point. Founded by Kathryn Duryea just a year ago, this San Francisco start-up gained a following for its ceramics (crafted in Portugal with locally sourced clay), hand-polished flatware, and made-in-Italy glassware (all the factories are family-owned, and hand-picked by Duryea herself). Those who want to shop the wares in person (though Year & Day's website is very user-friendly), the brand just opened a pop up on Crosby Street with walls painted a bold navy blue. And while you're there, cast your eyes upwards to the mobile of ceramic shards by Spanish Artist Carla Cascales Alimbau.
10 Corso Como
Was there any hotter spot this fashion week than 10 Corso Como, Carla Sozzani’s first stateside fashion, design, and art concept store? Between it’s oh-so-Instagrammable black and white interior, and its buzzy 10 Corso Como café, it made the South Street seaport the ultimate place to see, be seen, and shop. Between the flashy avant garde fashion (there’s Comme des Gar?ons aplenty) and Fornasetti objets, it’s a dream world for any abiding aesthete. An added bonus? The gallery in the back, which will soon have a Jean Clemmer and Salvador Dalí exhibit.
Land of Belle
First, came Annabelle Moehlmann's Instagram feed (manses to marvel and design objets to be desired) and then came her pop-up shops—two in Amagansett and another in Nolita—under the name Land of Belle. And as of this month, the Land of Belle shop has finally gone digital. Head to her site for a selection of the prettiest things—Laboratorio Paravicini plates, Paul Arnhold glass, St. Louis glassware, and a few wares of her own design. There’s also a wedding registry section, perfect for the discerning bride seeking the well-curated.
Part shoppable site, part private members club, part digital lifestyle magazine, The Scope NYC seeks to be a new platform for emerging designers, and millennials looking for the different and new. “My inspiration for developing The Scope was first and foremost to educate consumers—especially younger millennials who are starting to buy their first homes—about the craftsmanship and materials behind luxury design in an editorial setting. As a novice design collector, it can be intimidating to walk inside a showroom to browse for furniture," founder Alicia Brunker tells Vogue. "With The Scope, I'm hoping to break the ice by providing in-depth product descriptions that tell the story of an item, so you're just not blindly throwing something into your shopping bag without some context." Featured designers include Eny Lee Parker, Anna Karlin, and Slash Objects.
FORM Atelier embraces the unusual and the eclectic: think art deco jewelry mixed in with fossils, linen napkins next to a 1920s Japanese folding screen. Why? To make sure every home is outfitted with basics as well as pieces that make it unique. The husband-and-wife-founders, Avril Nolan and Quy Nguyen, opened their first shop in Brooklyn in 2017, and now (in what might be a reverse of the trend) they headed eastward to Manhattan. Head to their new SoHo shop for an afternoon perusing standout vintage.