Welcome Shoppe is a luxury boutique offering worldly fashion to flatter your body and home. Supporting local and remote craftsman, owner Robin Weiss has pulled together a boutique unlike any other, offering refined artisanal objects from Paris to Peru with a genuine heart and soul to satisfy the humanitarian and fashion junky in everyone. Expect high-fiber throws for your home that may also double as a comforting wrap on a cool fall day. Discover hand-made shoes to delight the most finicky shoe enthusiast, and uncommonly found stylish clothing and accessories by lesser know brands. Above all you will discover a boutique with a finely curated selection of high-quality accessories for your urban lifestyle.
Written by Sabrina Tate
* 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.
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Established in: May 7, 2012
Luxury hand-made goods for the body and home by tradesmen and tradeswomen around the globe.
Enter Welcome Shoppe, your personal closet of high-quality and hand-made fashion, from casual elegant dresses to comfy home goods, all made by local artists and craftsman from around the world. The store offers a wide variety of carefully chosen luxury items from Italian leather sandals, to cotton woven herringbone blankets from Maine. Select jewelry crafted by New York City designers neatly line the shelves next to worldly textiles, fashionable stationery, Christian Lacroix Papier journals, and books written by local writers.
Owner Robin Weiss, one of the original co-owners of Brooklyn's now defunct luxury boutique, "Butter," has a proven her passion for life's finer things. Like "Butter" she embraces similar ideals, representing exclusive local and global indie brands with a diverse price-range. Explore well-crafted products from companies who care for their workers and take pride in what they do, such as "Creative Women" in Ethiopia and a women’s co-op in Bolivia, both producing stunning hand woven textiles made from 100% natural fibers.
Welcome Shoppe introduces to its customers style that embraces simplicity, where beautiful versatile textiles can be shared with both the home and the body. Weiss explains, "it's about discovering pieces you can mix in with the things you already have in your closet." Chic and uncomplicated, local brands include A Détacher shoes (NoLIta), Pip Squeak dresses (LES), and quintessentially classic hats by Manhattan milliner, Molly Yestadt.
Also found in Welcome Shoppe is "Small Trades", Welcome Shoppe's wholesale line of simple shirts, often horizontally striped t-shirts made from super soft 100% cotton, tubular panel rib knit, manufactured in a century old family-owned factory outside of Philadelphia, PA. The brand takes its name from American Photographer, Irving Penn's photo story, Small Trades at the Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, that spotlights 1950's tradesmen and women in their crafts. Despite its petite square-footage, Welcome Shoppe pays a huge tribute to artisans' trade near and far. Choosing what catches Weiss' eye, the boutique is constantly refreshed with new items making the shop a delight to revisit.
Written by Erica Gonzales | Edited by Sabrina Tate