10 Corso Como in New York is now open
We had the chance to visit 10 Corso Como in New York just a few weeks before the grand opening of the store in the South Seaport District, and now that the iconic negozio owned by Carla Sozzani has officially opened its doors we went back to Manhattan to see how things are going in the up-and-coming district next to Pier 17.
The store surely replicates the same look and feel of its Milanese version. The fashion, design and photography enthusiasts will not be disappointed. It opens on a grand foyer where accessories, design items and books are eleganlty diplayed either on glass tables or circular display cases.
Right behind the books section 10 Corso Como in New York features a bar & restaurant that as the website says:
“Doing everything it can to respect the culinary traditions of Italy, the 10 Corso Como Restaurant and Café takes a fundamentally honest approach to Italian cuisine, serving simple specialties that highlight the magic of seasonal ingredients.”
A few steps lead the visitor down to the main clothing hall where both men and women can pick from a wide range of items according to the season. Among the brands available in the store there is the longtime partner Comme des Garçons, Moncler, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, Marni, Raf Simons and many more.
The design section now features an exhibit of items by the iconic Italian brand Kartell in cooperation with designer Ettore Sottsass named “Kartell goes Sottsass”:
“Designer Ettore Sottsass is one of the most prominent names from the Memphis movement with his colorful and quirky designs still much loved today. Design store Kartell created the “Kartell goes Sottsass” exhibit to honor the Design Master, who in 2004/2005 created exclusive designs for Kartell. Some of these designs hadn’t been produced before and are available for the first time. These exclusive designs are now available for purchase at 10 Corso Como in New York.”
The last section of the store is dedicated to art and photography through an art gallery where has just been inaugurated the exhibition “Steve Hiett: Beyond Blonde.” While we were there we had the chance to enjoy the stunning work of Salvador Dalì and Jean Clemmer in the exhibition “Salvador Dalì, Jean Clemmer an encounter, a work”.
If you happen to be in Big Apple you must take some time off from your regular touristish things and go all the way down to the Seaport Distric and visit 10 Corso Como in New York.
Just catch the 4,5 or 6 train and get off at Fulton street!