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Tess Giberson's Crosby Street store is almost officially opened—May 5 is the exact date—but she's been playing around with the space since last month, "to see how we wanted to lay things out," she tells WWD. More details about Giberson's future plans have emerged since we first got excited about the shop's opening, most importantly, perhaps, that shoes and handbags have a scheduled appearance date of 2013.
Now that it's not just a one woman show—she's backed now by two business partners, Harriet Lau and Vickie See—Giberson throws around phrases like "the bigger picture" in regards to repricing the line at a more contemporary price point and adds, "I finally have the support to be able to think in a bigger scope."
She also elaborates further about the store's artist collaborations—like the Carol Bove installation at the entrance, which WWD describes as a mix of "peacock feathers, a dried walnut swinging from a brass frame and artfully draped mesh." In addition to what's on display, which includes collages by her husband, Jon Widman, Giberson also has some cassette tapes up for sale, which are remnants from Rob Pruitt and Jack Early's "Red, Black, Green, Red, White and Blue" art show in 1992. Since there's so much already going on and it's not even officially open yet, we can only imagine what the space will turn into when it is.
· Tess Giberson Gets Into Shop Culture [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Tess Giberson Opens Up Her First Store on Crosby Street [Racked NY]