new york: the hester

new york: the hester

once a seasonal, outdoor community market on the lower east side (hester street fair), the hester has found permanent residence inside the eventi hotel on 6th avenue. the flagship retail space features rotating capsule collections by innovative new designers and operates as a hybrid incubator for smaller, independent businesses and artists. the store showcases an exotic array of fragrances, beauty supplies, clothing, home wares and even carbon fiber bicycles. architect and sculptor joel fitzpatrick designed the minimal ground floor space to avoid any object coming into contact with the floor or walls and the main point of focus - an industrial chandelier slicing through the air at obtuse angles. rubbing shoulders with retail gems nepenthes, opening ceremony, maison kitsuné, the nomad and ace hotel, the hester is a welcomed addition to the growing local retail landscape. location: 851 sixth avenue [nomad].