As Soho continues its 20-year transformation from bohemian enclave to luxury retail bazaar, brands like Apple and Uniqlo have added to the neighborhood’s near impenetrable aura of luxury and glitz by converting old spaces into fashionable shopping destinations.
But simply boasting a Soho address isn’t always enough for some retailers.To M.A.C. Cosmetics, which operated a storefront on 113 Spring Street for more than 15 years, foot traffic appeared enviously higher throughout the nearby Broadway corridor.
“They were definitely leaving some money on the table by not having all the footfall that Broadway provides,” said Robert Cohen, 39, a Robert K. Futterman & Associates retail broker who represented M.A.C. Cosmetics in its move earlier this year to Broadway.
As Fashion Week draws to a close, the A-list of the industry gathered last night for V Magazine‘s Black and White ball. Guests partied at the top of the Standard Hotel, many (though admittedly not all) dressed in the evening’s thematic color scheme. Carine Roitfeld, Theophilus London, Prabal Gurung, Linda Evangelista, Cynthia Rowley, Read More
“What you’re going to see today is equal parts audacious, shocking, um, decadent and wildly entertaining,” announced Lionsgate exec Joe Drake before last night’s screening of The Devil’s Double.
An eclectic audience—including Dame Helen Mirren, designer Cynthia Rowley, actress Zoe Lister Jones, Nicole Murphy accompanied by ex-Giant Michael Strahan, and dynamic duo Ice-T and Coco Read More
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, here is another sign that Montauk is now officially the satellite Hampton: Cynthia Rowley is opening a shop at 696 Montauk Highway this weekend, next door to the Memory Motel. In deference to the context, the shop will try blend in—there will be no Cynthia Rowley logos or Read More
Lou Reed, legendary frontman of the Velvet Underground, and Julian Schnabel, noted artist and filmmaker, were sitting at a rustic wooden table inside the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea on the evening of Thursday, June 25.
The two longtime friends were there for a book-signing and cocktail party celebrating the forthcoming release of Read More
On Monday, Feb. 16, the crowd assembled outside the Jane Hotel on the West Side Highway before the Cynthia Rowley show was greeted by protesters upset about the conversion of building from an SRO into a hotel. Once inside the small, chandelier-lit chamber, though, seats filled quickly, even though the room seemed full of mostly Read More
By the time Cynthia Rowley came downstairs to the shopping party hosted by Housing Works at her West Village store on Monday, Feb. 2—her offices and design studio are upstairs, and she was getting ready for her upcoming Fashion Week show—the clothing racks and dressing rooms had already been pillaged by guests tipsy on white Read More
Last night, the Daily Transom spotted designer Cynthia Rowley at the annual Avon Foundation Awards Celebration attended by Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian, Lauren Conrad and Suze Orman.
When asked by tabloid reporters to recommend a fashion tip, Ms. Rowley, who seemed to be in one of her rather eccentric moods, said that Read More
At Cynthia Rowley’s show on Sept. 11 at a loft in Chelsea, three little girls ran around the runway, tugging at their parents’ arms and climbing on and off the chairs in the front row.
There was 4-year-old Maren Frey, the platinum blond, adorable little daughter of Bright Shiny Morning author James Frey and wife, Read More
Strand bookstore owner, Fred Bass, is "baffled and amazed" and Cynthia Rowley is "upset" that the city’s promotional agency, NYC and Co., shot the designer in the bookstore for the city’s "Just Ask the Locals" campaign, but advertised it as Midtown’s Kinokuniya Books instead. [P6]
Entertainment Tonight finally retracted the claim that Read More