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New Store: Raleigh Denim

It’s New Denim Store Week and our next subject is the wonderful Raleigh denim. The North Carolina-based brand opened their first city storefront in New York’s Lower Manhattan. Designed by OMA’s New York director Shohei Shigematsu, the store is inspired by a traditional Southern home.

Well known for their artisanal manufacturing, made-in-America attitude, and Cone Denim fabrics, Raleigh gained success after being picked up by Barneys in 2009 and now shows at N.Y. Fashion Week each season.

Raleigh made some changes to their name too, going from Raleigh Denim to simply Raleigh. (We’re guessing that after their incredible success, they’re well-known enough to drop the second name!)

As the business grew, the brand opened a small shop, The Curatory, in the front of their Raleigh, N.C. workspace, complete with a back window that gives shoppers a clear view of the full operation.

The new Manhattan-based store is located at 211 Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Please be aware that given the current situation in New York, it might be best to call first. We wish them much post-Sandy success.

Images and information thanks to Style.com.

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