What we love…
- Spiritual America was an art gallery in its past life, today it's a refined boutique hosting a solid collection of minimal, modern womenswear edited by owner Claire Lemétais. Lemétais (originally from France), was the former gallery owner, and when the gallery moved to a larger space, she decided to fill this address with a selection of her favorite designer pieces.
- The name 'Spiritual America' comes from an exhibition held at the former gallery in 1983. The exhibition was by artist Richard Prince, and was controversial at the time showing an underage Brook Shields posing nude. Although the name has little to do with that controversy, it does references the history of the location.
- Lemétais lends her artistic eye and Parisian sense of style to the curation of Spiritual America, stocking beautiful pieces you probably won't find elsewhere. Unique jewelry, sleek apparel, and gorgeous shoes create a collection that feels as though you're raiding the closet of the chicest girl you know… which you kind of are since the pieces are all hand selected by Lemétais herself.
- This small but well-organized shop blends local established labels, like 10 Crosy/Derek Lam and See By Chloé, with European favorites such as Vanessa Bruno, Wood Wood, and Surface to Air. Among those well known names you'll also discover a vast selection of hidden gems from designers you might not know. We loved exploring the playful silhouettes of Cardinal, minimally cut dresses by Yigal Azrouël, sumptuous cashmere by DEMYLEE, and handmade boots and shoes by Ariana Bohling. All-in-all this little boutique is defiantly one of the better shops in the area and totally worth splurging some of your hard earned dollars on.