Clic outpost to open on West Broadway

Taking over the former American Apparel space at 140 West Broadway is the newest outpost of Clic, the homegoods store owned by Calypso founder Christiane Celle. The shop, which has made the most of what really is a beautiful space but was hard to recognize as such behind the racks of spandex, opens Friday. On offer: the carefully curated eclectic mix of items that Celle is known for — African baskets, Moroccan rugs, French textiles and Indonesian coffee tables. The store will also feature Apiece Apart clothing.

Celle opened the first Clic at Centre and Broome in 2008 as a bookstore and gallery (during her three-year non-compete) and it evolved to include homegoods and apparel. She’s since added outlets in St. Barth, East Hampton, Marin and on Madison at 90th.

Calypso St. Barth was founded in 1992 by Celle and Antoine Verglas, and the pair sold in 2007 to private equity investment firm Solera Capital. The company then filed for bankruptcy for Calypso in 2017 and closed its 34 US boutiques (including ours, which was just across the street on West Broadway). More TK when they are up and running.



  1. And here it starts…saw another broken window on Church St. near canal. Keep letting criminals out of Rikers, who typically have no resources in place, and track the results.

    • While possible, it’s unlikely a prisoner is leaving Rikers and traveling directly to TriBeCa to smash the window of a boutique. More likely possibilities? Restless teenagers, Anyone of any social class who might be feeling upset (aren’t we all?), Drunk folks, High folks! (And once again, these could be any social class – let’s remember that some of the wealthiest members of society still buy illegal and controlled substances).
      Let’s focus on doing our best to treat all of our neighbors with compassion during this difficult time. Perhaps by donating to organizations that help get released inmates back on their feet. Windows can be repaired, the fearmongering against “the other” creates divisions in our society that cannot.