clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Paul Smith Celebrates 25 Years on Fifth Avenue with Cake and an NYC-Only Collection

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

25 years. Twenty-five years. It's an impressive length of time for a brand to hold down a successful store in New York City, but it's also a damned long time to be in a single place, as Paul Smith has been at 108 Fifth Avenue since 1987.

Sir Paul celebrated the milestone with Moet last night, surrounded by friends, devoted customers, and of course the fashion flock. We ran into red hair twice during the evening: Grace Coddington and Patricia Field. Smith then blew out the anniversary cake candles with Patti Smith, Norman Reedus ("That guy from 'The Boondock Saints'"), Linda Fargo, Simon Doonan, Glenda Bailey, Mick Rock, Kate Schelter, Patrick McDonald, and a sea of others unafraid to mix patterns, three-piece suits and sparkling Union Jack cufflinks.

Though the night is over, the party continues on for the rest of the year with an in-store (and, currently, in-window) retrospective of Smith's memorable designs, plus a special capsule collection of green apple-bedecked items on a field of blue, exclusive to the Fifth Avenue location. Check out the signature vest ($420) and gold-plated, currency note-stuffed cufflinks ($325), or just splurge on a T-shirt, but would Sir Paul think of that?
· A Fashion Retail Architect Picks His Ten Favorite NY Stores [Racked NY]

Patricia Field

302 Bowery, New York, NY 11001 Visit Website