Though it stocks recycled-leather handbags, a carefully curated selection of stunning vintage numbers, and basically every accessory a hip rocker gal needs, it’s no secret that David Bowie is the unofficial muse of East Village boutique Love Gang. For those who want to wear their admiration of Bowie on their sleeves — literally — Love Gang goes beyond the basic tee, into territory populated by edgy designers and DIY upstarts. Acrylic cut-out jewelry by Leroy’s Place and one-of-a-kind airbrushed pieces (beach towels, tote bags, and T-shirts) by BlairWear make use of Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane look, as do the handmade soaps on offer from Dirty GRL. But diehard fans will want to get their hands on the store’s perennial bestseller: the G.Kero Spaceman button-up, which features an all-over print of kitschy illustrations depicting Bowie in his most fanciful stage wear. It’s also available as a reversible bomber jacket; inside, there’s a collar-to-hem portrait, again with the iconic lightning bolt makeup. Though David Bowie is gone, he lives on in his music — and, thanks to Love Gang, in these threads.
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