A roundup of new ventures on the Lower East Side from our July/August print magazine:
Homie’s Wonderland (15 Essex St.): After selling streetwear online and in the UK for two years, the brand now has a flagship store in the U.S. The shop features hoodies, jackets, hats, sneakers, T-shirts and accessories, continuing the current trend of machismo hip-hop-meets-skater-boy havens opening below Delancey. The store is open daily from noon to 8 p.m.
Top Shelf Premium Vintage (85 Stanton St.): Owner Mark Rosado and girlfriend Summer Mizera, who met as Hester Street Fair vendors two years ago, have recently joined another boutique, A. Turen, in a storefront across from the Meatball Shop. Rosado describes his brand as “wearable vintage garments,” with an emphasis on early ’90s attire. The store is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m.
Sammer Gallery (143 Ludlow St.): The Miami-based gallery dedicated to the promotion of influencial Geometric Art movements from Latin America is popping up on Ludlow Street for a show featuring the internationally renowned Uruguayan artist Ricardo Pascale. Director Ignacio Pedronzo says the show will run for six months, with hopes of making the gallery permanent. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m to 6 p.m., and by appointment on weekends.
Top Notch Security (8-12 Ave. B): Lifelong friends Eli Ishaki and Roye Grivi, along with Ishaki’s father, Dan, started their citywide locksmith business almost five years ago, but their new storefront is their first real showroom. Along with 24-hour on-call emergency locksmith services, the team has expanded to focus on security systems. They offer a range of options, from cameras and alarms to electric gates, buzzer systems and even central air-conditioning. The store is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.