- Kristopher Fraser |
After a success with their 2017 holiday pop-up shop, Bishop Collective has taken the next step in their growth and have moved on to an omni-channel retail approach with their first brick-and-mortar store at 143 Ludlow Street, between Stanton and Rivington Streets on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Bishop Collective is known for their 100 percent ethically sourced and American made women's apparel, accessories and home décor. Their new 700-square-foot retail space has a clean, modern minimalist look that perfectly aligns with the 5-year-old e-tailer’s digital retail experience.
“While the e-commerce space has been wonderful in allowing our message of 100 percent American made, ethically sourced fashion products to be seen and purchased by a wide audience, we also realized that the ‘Bishop’ experience was one that many wanted to experience first hand," said Mai Vu, co-founder of Bishop Collective in a press release. "Our first permanent retail location is allowing our local fans and new shoppers alike to discover not only our philosophy, but also our products in a controlled, curated environment.”
Dimitri Koumbis, Bishop Collective co-founder, added that, “With New York City being the global destination that it is, the Bishop Collective retail store will allow an entirely new audience to discover our message. As they return home, they will take our story with them. Additionally, as we learned from our Holiday pop-up, there is an incredible amount of feedback that our targeted customers share with us when we meet them in our store. Opening this permanent location will prove invaluable in refining our merchandising approach as the future unfolds.”
With designers from all over the country from Portland to New York's tri-state area, Bishop Collective is committed to a slow-fashion ethos. The goal of Bishop Collective is to not only provide artistically designed and beautifully tailored garments, but to advocate for stronger corporate social responsibility among retailers - all while bringing manufacturing back to the States.photos: courtesy of The Bromley Group