With a gorgeous new collection and an equally chic store, there’s never been a better time to swing by Y-3.
By Julie Bensman
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: A fall look from Y-3; duffle by Y-3; sneakers by Momo for Y-3
With its unassuming facade and glass-paneled garage door, 317 West 13th Street might fail to catch your jaded shopper’s eye. But be warned, your wardrobe would be the duller for it. Directly across from Yohji Yamamoto’s boutique, the 2,100-square-foot shop with the telltale white, black and orange color scheme is none other than a Y-3.
This fall, look for a juxtaposition of fitted and voluminous in both the men’s and women’s collections (think tuxedo jackets with a fitted bodice and capacious sleeves and a unique tapering interpretation of the trench). Also of note: Y-3’s first foray into children’s ready-to-wear, a “mini me” montage that joins the existing kids’ footwear line; and a limited-edition apparel and footwear collaboration with urban artist Momo. Not only is the year-and-a-half-old boutique the perfect backdrop to showcase a hot fall collection, but it further cements Y-3’s reputation as a leading purveyor of functional, elegant sportswear. Because contrary to the space itself, sometimes it is what’s on the outside that counts. 317 W. 13th St., 917-546-8677; y-3store.adidas.com