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  • PRESS — WHOWHATWEAR

PRESS — WHOWHATWEAR

January 08, 2016

Totokaelo is one of Who What Wear’s top 10 Instagram accounts to follow in 2016.


TO READ MORE, VISIT WHOWHATWEAR.COM

  • PRESS — HIGHSNOBIETY

PRESS — HIGHSNOBIETY

January 06, 2016

“Where other stores pursue an ideal of austere and exclusive minimalism, Totokaelo feels warm and welcoming (even in its all-black room!), and browsing its wares is like thumbing through books in a well-stocked library. Not many places could pull that off, and for that it has our utmost respect.”


TO READ MORE, VISIT HIGHSNOBIETY.COM

  • PRESS — COMPLEX

PRESS — COMPLEX

January 04, 2016

“With the dedicated men’s section re-opened after recent renovations, we’re even more convinced that Totokaelo New York is about to become your favorite shopping destination. In fact, here are 5 reasons why, along with an exclusive look at the revamped men’s space."


TO READ MORE, VISIT COMPLEX.COM

  • PRESS — FASHIONISTA

PRESS — FASHIONISTA

December 11, 2015

“Of all the new stores I’ve visited, this one wowed me the most. It strikes that elusive balance of being supremely cool and aspirational, while still stocking wearable, covetable items (from Vetements to Dries to a stellar in-house line) and making you feel as if you could spend all day there. This is Totokaelo’s first location outside of Seattle, but we doubt it will be the last.”


TO READ MORE, VISIT FASHIONISTA

  • PRESS — HIGHSNOBIETY

PRESS — HIGHSNOBIETY

December 11, 2015

“Nominated for Best Retail Concept of 2015 by Highsnobiety."


TO VOTE, VISIT HIGHSNOBIETY.COM

  • PRESS — The GQ 100: America’s Best Men’s Stores

PRESS — The GQ 100: America’s Best Men’s Stores

November 23, 2015

“The first Totokaelo is in Seattle, and now Jill Wenger has opened up a five-floor megastore on Crosby Street in New York. Both are beautifully designed and feature her in-house furniture line. I find the customer service impeccable, with VIP fitting rooms and a brand list (Acne Studios, Common Projects, Margiela) that keeps me coming back."


TO READ MORE, VISIT GQ

  • PRESS — GARANCE DORE
  • PRESS — GARANCE DORE

PRESS — GARANCE DORE

November 17, 2015

“The destination is so open and big it could be overwhelming, but what Jill has done is break it up into smaller rooms.”


TO READ MORE, VISIT GARANCE DORE

  • INTRODUCING VETEMENTS
  • INTRODUCING VETEMENTS
  • INTRODUCING VETEMENTS

INTRODUCING VETEMENTS

September 25, 2015

Meet the French label that’s blazing trails — straight from the runway to the pages of VOGUE and stores of Totokaelo.

TO LEARN MORE, SHOP OUR EDITORIAL

  • PRESS — CRITICALLY SHOPPED

PRESS — CRITICALLY SHOPPED

September 24, 2015

Five floors of “little-known domestic labels and treasured-but-hard-to-find foreign brands.”

READ THE REVIEW AT NYTIMES

  • PRESS — NOLITA'S PRETTIEST NEW STORE

PRESS — NOLITA'S PRETTIEST NEW STORE

September 15, 2015

Totokaelo was warmly welcomed to the neighborhood by Racked NY. Thanks for calling us Nolita’s prettiest new store!

TO READ MORE, VISIT RACKED NY

  • PRESS — JILL WENGER'S TOTOKAELO

PRESS — JILL WENGER'S TOTOKAELO

September 10, 2015

“On the eve of Totokaelo’s New York store opening and the launch of its own ready-to-wear line, the founder and chief executive talks about her start in Seattle, global expansion plans and why e-commerce is the most important part of her business.”


TO CONTINUE READING, VISIT THE BUSINESS OF FASHION

PRESS — RACKED ANTICIPATES TKNY

September 04, 2015

Totokaelo, 54 Crosby Street


Why we care: The hit Seattle boutique is flying cross-country to open its doors here for the first time, bringing brands like Haider Ackermann, The Row, Dries van Noten, and Marni to men and women that the founder believes will draw in “creative intellectuals”.


When to expect it: September 12th.


SEE THE FULL LINEUP AT RACKED NY

DIMES NYC — INTERVIEW WITH SABRINA DE SOUSA & ALISSA WAGNER

August 30, 2015

1— Why did you open Dimes?


SS: We felt the city lacked a place where the quintessential NY woman (and man!) could grab a meal that offers a guiltless and balanced menu.


AW: After working on other people’s dreams for such a long time, I was ready to focus on my own.


1B— Ok, I love the mention of dreams. If you were gifted 10 million dollars to open an establishment (didn’t have to be a restaurant) anywhere in the world, where and what would it be? Mine would be a hotel in Amsterdam.


SS: I would commission James Turrell to build a skyspace on my holistic herb farm.


2— What makes Dimes great? How do you explain why it’s special?


SS: Dimes is a reflection of the young and vibrant creatives that make this city an anomaly. It’s so infectious to share that energy with our community of customers.


AW: Dimes has really strong ties to the neighborhood and such a great following of regular customers. It creates a super friendly community spirit that can be rare in such a big city.


2B— It’s super apparent that Dimes is fed by a creative energy. What’s feeding you guys creatively now? What visual artists, thinkers, authors, places or vegetables are inspiring and feeding you?


SS: Agnes Martin has always been an inspiration with the Dimes philosophy. I just rediscovered Lina Bo Bardi’s work, and I definitely see some of her references happening in the future.


3— Where did you guys meet? How long have you known each other?


AW: Sabrina and I met about 11 years ago working at Lovely Day in Nolita. A match made in heaven!


4— How do you describe the Dimes crowd?


AW: Friends!


5.—How do you describe the Dimes aesthetic?


AW: Clean, beautiful, timeless and fun.


SS: Minimal, with fun surprises if you take a closer look. We love mixing the room with different chairs from designers that we share a core philosophy on aesthetics with.


5B— I love chairs! In my next life, when I come back as an eccentric, I’ll found The Great Chair Museum and be its sole donor. Favorite furniture designers? Classic and current?


SS: Enzo Mari, Roland Rainer, Sergio Rodgrigues, Carlo Mollino, Martino Gamper.


6— New projects in the works? What’s next?


SS: There’s always something in the works :) The best thing about doing what we do is imagining the impossible and weaving those ideas into a Dimes vernacular.


AW: We always have some new things bubbling…..stay tuned!


7— Any mantras, philosophies or words you live by?


SS: When it’s good, it’s fun. When it’s bad, it’s funny.


AW: In general, just work hard and treat people well.


7B— Love these. Much respect. Along these same lines, if you could hop in a time machine and visit your summer-before-freshman-year-in-high-school self for an hour, what would you tell them?


AW: Be kind, confident, and true to yourself. You won’t remember any of these people’s names in ten years.


8— How would you describe the Totokaelo aesthetic?


SS: Totokaelo represents the archetypal modern woman. Comfort is always on the agenda. Confidence is embodied by the simplicity of her style. She’s effortless.


AW: Totokaelo is modern, classic, fun and fearless with a perfectly curated vision.


To view more of the editorial, visit STORIES.

PRESS — NYMAG "FIRST LOOK"

August 28, 2015

Totokaelo New York opens at 54 Crosby St on Saturday, September 12. We gave NYMag a preview of what lies ahead.


See something you like? Hover over our store rendering to shop the story.


1. Outdoor space: 400 square feet with chairs, couches, and free Wi-Fi.
2. Library: Phaidon-sponsored community library.
3. White clothes: Rachel Comey dresses ($598).
4. VIP fitting room: By-appointment private shopping for top clients will include beer, Champagne, and lunch.
5. Colorful clothes: Blue Dries Van Noten boots ($785).
6. Jewelry: Nikos Koulis geometric cutout earrings ($4,860).
7. Women’s shoes
8. Dark clothes: Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto jumper dresses ($1,172).
9. Statement designers: Acne Studios robe coats ($1,550).
10. Home objects: Julie Thevenot wall hanging ($836).
11. Shoppable stockroom: Upon request, shop clerks take clients into the stockroom for exclusive products.
12. Smoking section: Six-foot-wide outdoor courtyard with benches and a mural by Margot Bird.
13. Men’s clothes: Yohji Yamamoto sweaters ($877).
14. Men’s shoes: Rick Owens Creeper ankle boots ($1,792).


CONTINUE READING AT NYMAG

  • PRESS — TOTOKAELO READIES AT CROSBY ST, SAYS WWD

PRESS — TOTOKAELO READIES AT CROSBY ST, SAYS WWD

August 28, 2015

Learn more about Totokaelo’s plans for New York


VISIT WWD

More than a Pretty Face — interview with Antonino Russo

May 08, 2015

1— Where are you from?


I’m from Napoli, south Italy

2— How long have you been in NYC?

In NYC since February, trying to stay here for good.


3— Where’s your favorite place to travel?


Napoli and Thailand


4— What are you listening too now?

Placebo and Crystal Castles

5— What’s it like on set during a Totokaelo shoot?


Being on set for Totokaelo is a lot of fun!!! Love how OCD you all are about details while still being super easy going and nice :)

Antonino Russo in ‘A Fuoco’
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MAISON MARGIELA AT THE RARE BOOK ROOM

March 13, 2015

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

BLACK CRANE - COLOR BLOCK

March 06, 2015

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

ACNE – CLOTHES THAT MOVE YOU

February 26, 2015

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HER SHADOW IS WHITE

February 10, 2015

SHOP THE EDITORIAL

Totokaelo X Inventory Magazine

December 12, 2014

In celebration of Inventory Magazine Issue 11 Totokaelo hosted a party in our Men’s store on November 21st. Playing with monochromatic dressing, the Inventory team reimagined some of our favorite Fall collections from Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, and Haider Ackermann in this exclusive editorial.

Shop the selects from editorial below.

IN CONVERSATION WITH — IAN MCDONALD

November 13, 2014

We sat down with ceramist Ian McDonald after his curated show at Totokaelo to better understand the daily life and work of contemporary artists.

TK — Why ceramics? When did that love affair begin?


IM — I started working in ceramics when I was pretty young, around 18 or so, and I worked as an apprentice to potters where I grew up. I was drawn to ceramics then from a general urge to make things and mostly from the point of view of a functional potter. I was gifted a potters wheel around that same time, and put it in my moms garage where I basically made cylinders and simple forms that I cut up and assembled in the patio. I was less apt to finish work then as I really just liked the work of it all and the searching for form. I sometimes think not much has changed.

TK — What glaze are you loving now?


IM — I don’t know if I’m loving any one glaze now, but I have been working with multiple light layers of glaze recently in order to get more depth in the surface without relying on too much glaze or refiring in order to get a rich surface. I have also been thinking a lot about how the clay behind the glaze affects the surface and glaze, so I have been working with different clays for different pieces.

TK — What’s your favorite piece in the show?


IM — That’s also difficult to answer in particular because I see most of my work in combination with others. In order to be efficient, ceramics to me is a kind of numbers game, where you make many pieces at the same time and in turn get results in bunches. I have been working more with the discrete object recently, but even those are made from multiple parts and a basic vocabulary of shared units around the studio. I’m happy with the extruded pieces as this is something I have been working through for years now, but was never satisfied enough to show them.

TK — Can you tell me something new you learned during the process of preparing for this show?


IM — I learned some technical things this time mostly in terms of joining clay with a slip recipe I had never used. The extruded and stacked pieces have created some pretty serious cracking problems due to too much tension between glaze and clay. Although this sounds like serious shop talk, these technical strategies can in some way take you to places conceptually.

TK — What’s it like being Ian McDonald?


IM — That’s a crazy question! I’m busy with the basics. Whispering in my one year old daughters ear about clouds and her Mom. Cleaning leaves and pine needles around the house.

View the collection, now online exclusively at Totokaelo

  • Pop-up event — Ian McDonald
  • Pop-up event — Ian McDonald
  • Pop-up event — Ian McDonald

Pop-up event — Ian McDonald

October 27, 2014

Ceramist Ian McDonald is presenting forty five new works this Saturday at Totokaelo. Ian will be available from noon to 7pm to answer questions and tell you his story.



Rachel’s Ginger Beer and Totokaelo have collaborated on another flavor. This one is boozy and and called the TK Mule. We’re launching in connection with Ian’s opening. Please join us from 5 to 8 pm and give it a whirl. It’s on us.


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  • Phillip Low
  • Phillip Low
  • Phillip Low

Phillip Low

October 24, 2014

Beautiful from all angles — we just can’t stop staring at these new Phillip Low prism sculptures.


See all exclusive pieces on our Phillip Low page.

  • Canada Goose X wings + horns

Canada Goose X wings + horns

October 10, 2014

The Decade Parka is a 10-year commemoratory collaboration between two Canadian staple labels — wings + horns and Canada Goose.

Both practical and polished, this parka draws inspiration from classic military fishtail styling and features a tough waxed cotton shell, leather details, and a coyote fur hood to protect you from the elements this fall.

Available October 10th in store in Black or Olive.

Follow this link to view the collection.