Haus Alkire
45 White St.
(bet. Church and Broadway)
646-692-4326
hausalkire.com
Apparel (Women)

Haus Alkire’s new boutique at 45 White is a homecoming for founders Julie Haus and Jason Alkire. They lived in a ground-floor apartment in the building for three years, before moving to Broome (where they also had a shop), for three more years. They had always loved Tribeca—and White Street in particular—so when the space opened up, they pounced. Haus Alkire (pronounced hoss al-ky-er; it’s been added to the Tribeca Pronuncation Guide) was founded in 2010, and the brand is best known for its prints—the designers take paintings and photographs and digitally manipulate them before turning them into a fabric and, subsequently, an item of clothing—often with the print showing up in unexpected places, such as the lining. Everything is made in New York City; Haus Alkire also has an office in the Garment District. The space is small, but there’s room for accessories—hats and jewelery, made in collaboration with other designers, and handbags are coming in the future—and they also create items for the home, such as pillows, mostly made to order and typically with prints. Note: Check out what has to be among the best dressing rooms in Tribeca—not just because of the infinity mirror effect, but because the glamorous lighting is dimmable on either side.

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