Chioma’s Stylee Fridays

August 17, 2007

I've never been much of a cup-of-tea girl or fish-n-chip defender, but in the London vs NYC debate, I have to admit I'm still a wee bit biased. Pixie Market, a boutique on Stanton Street, is about as close to Saturday morning shopping at Portobello Market as New York gets. After swapping continents, friends Gaelle Drevet (French, lives in New York) and Magda Pietrobelli (American by way of Cuba, lives in London) opened the store little under a year ago, with a view to keeping the racks in constant indie designer rotation—what Gaelle calls the "get-it-before-it's-gone" school of shopping. There's a story behind every fashion discovery, be it a Swedish designer found on MySpace, or a Japanese design student spotted selling jewelry on the streetwalk in London. The gorgeous and ever stylish Gaelle did not want to photographed, but I did manage to get a picture of her feet. She's wearing the Maud, a line of shoes that she and Magda design together, all beautifully handmade in Portugal (peep the sneak peek at Fall 07 after the jump). An LA Pixie outpost just opened up last month and there's the debut Pixie Market line of clothing that'll be back to check out in a few weeks.

Visit the stores at:

Pixie Market, NYC

100 Stanton Street

T: 212 253 0953

Pixie Market, LA

7950 West Third Street

T: 323 782 3804

Posted: August 17, 2007
Chioma’s Stylee Fridays