Through this Sunday, April 7th, Maison Kitsuné is hosting a sample sale at 151 Wooster Street in Soho.
This Parisian contemporary and music label has a cult following. It was founded by the creative duo of Gildas Loaëc, previously the manager for Daft Punk, and architect Masaya Kuroki in 2002.
We checked out the sale earlier this week to find both men and women’s merchandise. Although, we noticed that the selection was a bit sparse. When I asked a staffer if they were restocking, she said that what’s out is out. But hopefully the retailer would bring over more merchandise towards the end of the sale.
Highlights include sweaters ($175), sweatshirts ($85) and t-shirts ($60) with the brand’s iconic fox logo. For those not in the-know, Kitsune is the Japanese word for “fox”.
We spotted quite a number of canvas sneakers ($95) and a few leather shoes ($250) such as a classic black leather loafer for women, which appeared to have a range of sizes. Most other footwear were one-offs.
Near the register, there are bins of canvas bags ($25), socks ($15), small leather goods ($85), phone accessories ($20) and more.
There’s communal dressing rooms – one for women and another for men.
Of note, Maison Kitsuné new creative director is ex-Celine Designer Yuni Ahn who previously design director under Phoebe Philo. While this label is more recognized for its music production and fox mascot than for insider-y fashion, there might now be reason to reconsider.
There was a policy of no photographs. Thus, the lack of images from the sale. But we did snag the price list (below).