Old Kid, New Tricks: Shopboy

Shopboy, the tailor that was opened five years ago by husband and wife duo Kendall and Desmond Brooks, has reinvented itself, creating a gallery space in the front of the shop to both fit in with its new neighbors in the Tribeca Gallery District and celebrate its connection to the fashion world.

They expanded to the rear, and the back of the shop is still the tailoring business while the front is a small seating area that currently has paintings and sculptures by the New York-based furniture designer Benjamin Kapoor (who is also the nephew of architect Anish Kapoor whose sculpture at 56 Leonard is still crawling along).

“Our goal with our newly-expanded location is to use the front of our space to build on that community by highlighting artists, brands and products that align with these values [of fine craftsmanship]. Whether we are displaying art, fashion lines, Shopboy collaborations or products from our own Atelier, we want our clientele to feel inspired by true craft.”

They plan to host events along with some of the installations.

The next show will highlight their own work using upcycled fabrics to create a collection of one-of-kind pieces.

62 Walker | Church & Broadway



  1. Our family has had wonderful experiences here; highly recommend to others in the neighborhood looking for a thoughtful and stress-free local tailoring experience.

    And kudos for adding another (artistic) layer to the shop!

  2. Congrats—space looks amazing! Who designed it?