Best vintage boutique turned book publisher - 2007
On a typical day at the vintage gold mine No. 6, '60s bohemian styles imported from Paris and classic YSL and Alaia mix with must-have shoes, bags, and dresses by contemporary designers. But last fall, something altogether different appeared: small burgundy-colored books filled with the artwork of musician Devendra Banhart and the poetry of writer Dana Kline. Titled Perhaps in Clouded Shrouds, the 24-page, limited-edition softcover ($10) is the first in a series of six, lovingly designed by the artist Duncan Hamilton, to showcase artists and designers whom the shop's co-owners, Morgan Yakus and Karin Bereson, admire. A new book will be released this fall, with the artists still to be announced, and a third is scheduled for the spring pairing Jim Drain (formerly of the noise band/art collective Forcefield) with fashion designer Jessica Ogden. If Yakus and Bereson's knack for picking and choosing one-of-a-kind fashions is any indication, their leap into publishing can't miss.