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Raleigh has just opened its first New York City store on Elizabeth Street, but there's a good chance the decor will look dramatically different if you stop by today and then again next week. The denim brand collaborated with Shohei Shigematsu of architecture firm OMA to design the space, which includes a flexible steel wireframe structure that can be moved around and altered monthly, weekly, or even daily, if the shop employees are feeling that enthusiastic.
The boutique stock's Raleigh's crafted collections, along with collaborations in accessories, jewelry, shoes, and other curiosities. Bags are displayed inside wooden boxes that are attached (for now) to the wireframe, and denim and corduroys in traditional blues and fall colors hang from the grid. It's a pretty fancy way to sell denim, but then again, this is a company that uses vintage sewing equipment and selvage denim to make their jeans.
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