Dover Street Market

25th March, 2014

I rarely find myself in the city on a Saturday, so this past weekend’s in-town adventure was the first chance I’ve had to check out the three-month-old NY outpost of Dover Street Market (on the corner of 30th Street & Lexington Ave). A concept shop with preexisting locations in Tokyo and London, DSM is curated by Rei Kawakubo and stocks otherwise hard to find indie labels out of Europe and Japan, alongside exclusive collaborations with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Alaia and a whole lotta Comme des Garçons (my favorite of late!).

It’s a seven-story, treehouse-like space filled with playful, childlike interior touches, plus stacks of serious, advanced fashion. It makes shopping feel like an artistic experience, renders luxury unintimidating and big-brand-browsing feel refreshingly fun.DoverStreetMarket2|ABOVE| a playground for fashion-minded grownups! DoverStreetMarket3 DoverStreetMarket4 DoverStreetMarket5 DoverStreetMarket6|ABOVE| Prada, hot off the runway DoverStreetMarket7|ABOVE + BELOW| where else can you find Balinesian crowns sharing space with the epic headdresses from Marc Jacobs’ last collection for Louis Vuitton?! DoverStreetMarket8 DoverStreetMarket9 DoverStreetMarket10|ABOVE| I see something I like headed my way! DoverStreetMarket11 DoverStreetMarket12

  • Miss J.

    It looks like a true Alladin’s cave! 😉

  • Daniel Pham

    Looks amazing and so much reminds me of a flea market I’ve been to in Bangkok !! <3

  • Cheyenne
  • Cristina Monti

    you are such a creative visionary

    With Love,

  • Denisa

    Interesting pics.


  • Sasa Zoe

    I’ve been there a few times. Def in love with the market<3

    New on

  • Leslie Gesini
  • Hannah Thiessen

    Is your camera strap a wrist strap or are you just wrapping it twice around your hand? I am looking for something similar!

    • theglamourai

      I use this one (as recommended to me by Jamie Beck) and LOVE it!

      • Hannah Thiessen

        Thank you so much!!! I also bought some silky pants this year because of your amazing Thailand sets! It’s like I’m turning into a fangirl or something. Terrifying 😉

  • zhanna

    Thank you for sharing, I loved the interior decor, especially the ‘crying dummy’ , looks very cute as is the black chair, I liked its built in space, perfect to hide newspapers or magazines away 🙂

  • Heather P.

    I can only imagine you were in crown heaven in that store! Hope you didn’t do too much damage to your bank account!

    • theglamourai

      Oh, honey. You don’t even want to know! #bigtrouble


      • Heather P.

        I guess that’s one reason why you should avoid the city on the weekends! 🙂

  • Androbel

    fashion should always be an artistic experience. it’s a shame people overly mass produce it. takes the special out of it.

    love your minimalist outfit



  • Edwina@WINONA,INC.

    Great images. Don’t you just love a cool flea market? If nothing else, it should nourish the eye and fire up your creativity.

  • Lesley

    Looks like so much fun! Beautiful photos. x

  • Shopopal

    Love the head pieces!

  • Liz

    beautiful as always

    xo, Liz

  • lavieenliz

    so cool!! wanna go there

  • passportsandvisa

    Especially love how each designer has their own vignette-esque space in the store.

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