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Nicholas Kirkwood opened his first store in London last May, and in September, he announced plans to do it again in New York. Today, WWD reports that Kirkwood's Meatpacking store at 807 Washington Street will open for shoe-shopping business on Friday.
Inside, just about everything is white, gray, or taupe—with the exception of the shoes, as Kirkwood explains that they "can be the color." Adding to the excitement, architect Mehrnoosh Khadivi installed a large circular skylight in the roof, to take advantage of the natural light coming from the garden at the back of the store. Not that grass is any more conducive to walking in high heels than cobblestone, but it's a nice touch.
The store stocks the brand's complete collection, as well as collaborations with Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, and the Keith Haring Foundation. Kirkwood explained to WWD that he decided to take all those shoes to Meatpacking because he couldn't find a street he liked in Soho, and uptown spaces were just too small. Washington Street, as it turns out, was just right.
· Nicholas Kirkwood Opens First U.S. Store [WWD]
· Here's a Sneak Peek Inside Nicholas Kirkwood's MePa Store [Racked NY]
· Nicholas Kirkwood Will Supply MePa With Even More High Heels [Racked NY]