We have a little secret to share. We love department stores… especially the small ones, where you can take your time without feeling overwhelmed.
One such shop is the Trinity Place Department Store (TPDS), a 20,000-square-foot retail space located just steps from the historic Trinity Church in lower Manhattan.
From high-end hats and handbags, from ready-to-wear to jewelry, TPDS’ approach is more “All American,” focusing on labels that are made in America.
With downtown NYC enjoying an exciting revival due to the opening of the Freedom Tower, the Oculus subway station, and the 911 Memorial Museum, locals, tourists and businesses are flocking to the city’s tip.
From banks to shops to eateries, these new ventures make for some phenomenal foot traffic.
Fashion lovers, take note: Brookfield Place, the recently opened luxury shopping center, features traditional brands, such as Gucci, Paul Smith, and Hermes; the Oculus retail hub offers the likes of Breitling, Hugo Boss, and Dior; and the new team at Trinity Place houses local and national labels.
“We are located so close to the 911 Memorial Museum and the Freedom Tower- we want to celebrate the best of America,” explains TPDS Creative Director and Curator Marie Berard.
“We have searched far and wide for the most exciting American talent spanning the fashion, accessories, and jewelry categories and feel excited to share all of these wonderful designers’ works with the world.”
Thus far, the first floor has completely converted to “Made in America,” with the second and third to follow in the next series of months.
Featured brands include ready-to-wear from Luba GnaSevych and Kristi Vosbeck, Reija Eden and Hovey Lee jewelry, Vint & York eyewear, Guy Carsone Millinary, Lorrarivers handbags, and much more. TPDS is showcasing over 35 brands spanning all fashion categories. Prices range from $30 – $1,000.
TPDS is located 37 Trinity Place between Exchange Alley & Rector Streets.
Their phone: 646-546-5652.
Lead-In Image Courtesy of Trinity Place Department Store