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The first-ever Frye flagship opens up today in Soho on 113 Spring Street, and is stocked with more leather goods than you ever thought possible to fit inside just one store. The 6,000-square-foot shop has quite the Western feel, with its exposed brick, plethora of old-timey fans, reclaimed barn doors, and shoes displayed on supple walnut wood. They also do boot tattooing there, which is about as legit as you can get.
Here's the deal with that: Customers who purchase boots in store, or who bring in their own pair of Fryes, can have them hot stamped. The store contains designated specialty areas, like the Service Bar, High Craft, and Raw Room, which are where Frye's iconic products, artists collabs, and handbags will be displayed. There's also a lounge inside, so while your boots are getting branded like a cow you have somewhere to hang out and relax. On another note, they're currently seeking LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the reason (well, one of) for those reclaimed furniture pieces scattered throughout.
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