The words were splashed on Dover Street Market's webpage in all-caps, enormous block lettering: "DSM New York, Opening December 21st 11 AM."
After choosing the location and signing a lease in the Kips Bay area of Midtown Manhattan, the Comme des Garcons-owned Dover Street Market started hiring staff and began construction on the building. Now, it appears the marketplace is on track with its projected December opening date, when it'll open the doors to such designers as Rick Owens, Thom Browne and Visvim, to name but a few on the lengthy list of featured brands.
The shop, located at 160 Lexington Avenue, was once home to both Touro College and the New York School of Applied Design for Women, Racked reported.
Here are some of the designers that will sell their product with the DSM, according to the store's website. (Some? Who could possibly be missing?) A handful of items are currently available at the online store, ahead of the flagship's opening day.
A.P.C., Aganovich, Alex Da Corte, Alexander Wang, Andre Walker, Ann Demeulemeester, Arakawa and Gins, ATTO, Azzedine Alaïa, Bamford Watch Department, Black Comme des Garçons, Calxvive, Casely Hayford, Casey Casey, Christopher Kane, Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons Comme des Garcons, Comme des Garçons Homme, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Comme des Garçons Shirt, Comme des Garçons Shirt Girl, Daniela Gregis, DSM Bag Space, DSM Jewellery Space, DSM Showroom, DSM Sneaker Space, DSM Shoe Space, DSM Sunglass Space, DSM Wall Shop, Erdem, Ganryu, Giambattista Valli, Good Design Shop, Graham Hudson, Greg Lauren, Jil Sander, Jonathan Saunders, Julien David, Junya Watanabe, Junya Watanabe Man, Juun J, J.W. Anderson, Katerina Jebb, Lauren Kelly, Lena Lumelsky, Leo Sewell, Lewis Leathers, London Fieldworks, Louis Vuitton, Magda Sayeg, Mark Cooper, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Michael Costiff's World Archive, Moscot, Nike, Nina Ricci, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Paco Rabanne, Peter Pilotto, Play Comme des Garçons, Prada, Raf Simons, Repossi, Rick Owens, Rose Bakery, Sacai, Saint Laurent, Simone Rocha, Supreme, Thom Browne, tricot Comme des Garçons, Undercover, Visvim, Yang Li and many, many more…