© 13 Bonaparte / Photography: Sean Davidson

The stateside expansion of 13 Bonaparte is going leaps and bounds, and as of late, it has a new standalone boutique in New York City to show for it. Situated on the Lower East Side, the store follows store openings at home base Paris and Los Angeles, in addition to a pop-up space right across the street from 13 Bonaparte‘s new outpost in the city. Occupying a 750 sq.ft. (70 sqm.) ground floor space of a 1970s building with a brick façade, it features a meticulously created interior design by the brand’s creative director David Sarfati in collab with architects Tomas Janka and Nicolas Hannequin of New York City and Paris-based practice Once Upon A Time. Capturing a palette that reflects Sarfati’s outspoken sense of understatement, polished concrete flooring is paired with whitewashed walls and volumes clad in shiny corrugated steel.

Interestingly, the large front window serves a practical purpose, allowing in floods of daylight, but also frames a lively street scene that beautifully contrasts with the serene atmosphere that can be found inside. Furnishings are sparse, but carefully sourced by Sarfati himself, and include vintage European pieces and objects, including 1980s armchairs, a pair of Italian floor lamps in travertine from the 1970s, and lacquered metal as well as chrome-plated and velvet stools. Adding an increased cultured element to the space is a collection of rare vintage art and photography books, presented in a separate space where customers can make inspirational pitstops between shopping sprees. Location: 13 Bonaparte, 1 Rivington Street (Lower East Side).

© 13 Bonaparte / Photography: Sean Davidson