The price tags aren't all pinned and there are still a few windows to replace, but Freemans' gorgeous new outpost at Bleecker and Christopher is officially open for business. Right down the street from close aesthetic cousins Double RL and Rag & Bone, Freeman's is nestled snugly in the womb of New York's revivalist fashion scene -- talk about "target market."
Racks are dominated by locally-made house label, FSC, which includes a smattering of washed-cotton plaids, crisp shirting, hand-finished trousers and bespoke suiting. Suiting in general will be a major point of interest for the new boutique, which is completing a special sewing nook for their on-site tailor. Peeking out among the neatly-stacked shirts are a few limited-edition pieces and "collabs," like blue suede boat shoes by Quoddy and canvas/leather bags by cult fave, Billykirk.
Sneaker fans should be sure to check out candy-colored Windjammers and deadstock PF Fliers (you have to look up--they're easy to miss). General Store bric-a-brac is also on its its way, along with assorted books and magazines. If that doesn't get you energized, then the Blue Bottle Coffee window definitely will. That's right: a fully-operational coffee bar will be on the premises. Bless their urban-rustic hearts.
Welcome FSC to the neighborhood at 327 Bleecker.