SoHo’s very own experimental retail space is teeming with eclectic gems and apparel from all over the world. Specially curated for you, owners Thorunn Anspach, Olivier Brémond and Lionel Guy-Bremond have combined classic and romantic women’s clothing, charming children’s clothing, books, journals and miscellaneous accessories from their travels to France, Italy, Japan and more. A perfect place to pick up a gift for a friend, or for yourself, the treasures inside for children and adults alike are limitless.
Written by Alison Ives
* While ZTrend strives to write fact-based pieces about New York City's small boutiques, "splash visit" profiles may contain inaccuracies, as "splash visits" are merely the interpretation of the writer's first-hand experience and should not to be relied upon as fact.
As you examine the many wonderful and unexpected items in Kisan, your eyes will be overwhelmed by the beautiful high-end women’s apparel, the whimsical children’s clothing, the rows of foreign DVDs, the colorful journals, unique accessories and the organized manner in which they are all displayed. Kisan allows you to learn about each brand it carries, as the life-style boutique has detailed notes about the designers by every collection. All of the products in Kisan were hand-selected from all over the world during buying trips by the owners. You will notice women’s wear from Germany with Hannes Roether’s collection of darker garments, the chic, French designs from Innamorato, Isabel Marant and the floral-inspired Vanessa Bruno, as well as other products from Italy, Japan, Belgium, Brazil and more.
The range of apparel and gifts Kisan has to offer is it’s true draw, because here you can find your classic clothing needs, like a nice cashmere sweater by Demylee or a refined blazer by Italian brand, Hache, or seek out more unique, feminine designs by brands like Pas de Calais and Swildens. Beyond the women’s clothing, you can find darling, fashion forward pieces for your young children, nieces and nephews. Even the jewelry is something to rave about, as a standout in the collection of accessories comes from French designer Servane Gaxotte. Her necklaces hold little characters adorned with tutus and fabric dresses, pieces that could surely make a statement standing alone.
Kisan is a special place to shop for yourself and others, as they have many products that would make for the perfect gift, like hats, beautiful paperweights, scarves, fashionable coffee table books, stationery and a quaint selection of French foreign films. Kisan refreshes its inventory a few times a year and has a pretty decent sale selection, as well.
While on the surface it may not be obvious, the curators believe there is a special relationship between all of the surprising pieces in Kisan, which makes this eclectic boutique come together seamlessly in its presentation in SoHo.