Steven Alan is closing his flagship store

Bad news: Steven Alan, whose store has been a mainstay on Franklin Street for 17 years, and whose threads are, in my mind, the best of New York fashion — casual, uncomplicated and cool — is closing this Saturday. Much of the merchandise in the store is on sale now as are the furnishings and fixtures. (Thanks to C. for the tip.)

Alan’s company had at one point grown to 23 stores across the country, but with retail the way it is, he downsized that significantly last spring, with six stores remaining in Chelsea, Brooklyn, the Upper West Side, Boston, Atlanta and here. The store will remain online, and the company may seek a Brooklyn showroom for the future.

I will note that he was generous around the neighborhood, and made donations to PS 234’s Friends and Fashion (that’s the only way my kids would ever own a Steven Alan shirt, at least till they can buy it themselves). And his Instagram feed was an ode to the neighborhood and the city. I’d say this is a real blow.

 

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After the rain in Manhattan. 📷 by @chandlerbondurant #stevenalan

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The air is extra crisp in the neighborhood today. Stay warm out there, everyone. ❄️ #stevenalan

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