No Pilgrimage Needed to Get to This Indie Designer Mecca

Creatures of Comfort Shop Opens

creatures of comfort shop opens!

So great is our appetite for Animal-style In-N-Out Burgers that we’ve asked West Coast friends to FedEx them to us. But it’s never quite the same as being there.

Same goes for L.A. boutique Creatures of Comfort. We’ve been shopping the website (and its amazing sales) for years, but have longed to touch and try on items before we buy.

Today, you can. CoC owner Jade Lai opens the doors to a unisex Nolita shop festooned with custom Confettisystem curtains, where you can brush your fingertips across United Bamboo’s mohair dress (it really is as soft as it looks online) and teeter in those brass-toe Surface to Air pumps, and then hand over a credit card.

Get up close and personal with the new house line, international souvenirs (stickers and housewares from Hong Kong), furniture, and exclusive collaborations with designers we’d FedEx ourselves to meet (LD Tuttle, Rachel Comey, Mary Ping, and others).

Be sure to mention the rotating art gallery, air shaft reclaimed as a plant-filled indoor-outdoor courtyard, and promise of cool events (Isabel Asha Penzlien exhibit in late October, impromptu dance parties) to your L.A. friends, so they’ll know what they’re missing.

Creatures of Comfort, 205 Mulberry Street, between Kenmare and Spring Streets (212-925-1005 or shop.creaturesofcomfort.us).

Photo: David Nicholas

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205 Mulberry St
bt Kenmare & Spring Sts
New York, NY 10012