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South Street Seaport Inches Towards Coolness with New Concept Shop

Baja East. Photo: The Standard
Baja East. Photo: The Standard

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The South Street Seaport's ongoing makeover is about to get a fashion-y addition: Seaport Studios, a two-level concept shop that promises to showcase the works of local indie designers, will debut this June.

In addition to emerging fashion designers, the 5,000-square-foot space, located at Fulton and Front Streets will also house art galleries and food and beverage vendors while paying tribute to the neighborhood's nautical traditions—expect details like "boat-building materials and nautical ropes used as props," according to WWD.

The only designer officially on the roster right now is unisex label Baja East—the rest of the labels will be announced in May, and will rotate on a two- to three-month basis. At any time, there'll be at least two, but no more than five designers represented.

Though it's only scheduled to remain throughout 2015, the possibility of Seaport Studios becoming a permanent fixture "will be evaluated." Phillip St. Pierre, senior general manager of the Seaport District for developer Howard Hughes, said, "Seaport Studios is an amazing concept. I'm not aware of anyone doing it. It may be something to do for the long term."

Seaport Studios

Fulton Street & Front Street, New York, NY 10038, USA