east coast | May 29, 2018 |
One Kings Lane to open in Soho's oldest building

One Kings Lane is opening its first New York City retail location this fall, a 200-year-old house in Soho (143 Spring Street). It's the second brick-and-mortar foray for the brand, which opened a Southampton shop last summer. The Federal-style building is said to be Soho’s oldest, dating back to 1818 and encompassing 3,500 square feet of retail space.

OKL's new shop; courtesy Debbie Propst/Instagram  @debbie_propst
OKL's new shop; courtesy Debbie Propst/Instagram @debbie_propst

“It was extremely important to us to find the right space—one that has deep roots in the local community and could provide the perfect backdrop for the storytelling we do around our product,” said Debbie Propst, president of One Kings Lane, who last week Instagrammed the new locale. “As a brand that’s all about the mix, finding a space that includes some of the oldest and newest construction in Soho is a perfect fit for us.”

The shop was originally used as a home before being converted into a retail space in 1850, and, eight years ago, was outfitted with a modern glass addition that expanded its footprint.

The concept itself has a “three-part foundation,” says the brand, including “a localized and living assortment” that is curated to fit the neighborhood’s vibe. “We don’t deliver floorsets, we decorate to entertain and inspire our customer on every visit,” explained Propst. Secondly, the shop will showcase pieces from a range of styles and price points, including OKL’s own exclusive collection, vintage and antique pieces, handmade art and other brands. The third part is offering professional design services, with professional designers on staff.

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