Monday, June 9, 2008
Pear is located right next door to Plum displayed throughout the shop not only on shelving, but on wrought iron stands placed on hand-picked vintage tables and benches sporadically placed around the store. Customers can sit in matching French at 124 Ludlow Street. While Plum is reminiscent of an old fashioned Victorian Parlor with dark wood furniture and gold accents, Pear evokes a feeling of a Parisian boudoir. The palette is pale green, creamy white and silver. The shoes are typicallyBergere chairs in a sitting-room like setting. Carrying unique shoe designers that hail from all over the world with nothing but the fines leathers and comfy soles for your feet. Sharing and accessories love like Plum it's sister store with fashionable yet hard to find one of a kind Lower East Side jewelry. As with Plum, the whole atmosphere is meant to feel like you are walking into an extension of your home- warm, inviting and comfortable.
Modeled after an old-fashioned parlor, complete with tin ceilings, Victorian furnishings and velvet curtains, Plum, a high-fashion contemporary boutique, marks it's place on Ludlow, in the heart of the bohemian Lower East Side, by a lighted vintage cast iron globe. Plum, not referring to the fruit, but to the word's lesser known definition: "a choice thing," stocks "plum" pieces, hard-to-find lines and one of a kind accessories, from a mix of established and up-and-coming designers. Hailing predominantly from New York & Los Angeles, and also Denmark, London & Paris, the boutique feels like an extension of any fashion-forward gal's walk-in closet, with designers like Maison Martin Margiela, Nicolas K, Josh Goot, Grace Sun as well as jewelry by local artisans, many exclusive to the Lower East Side. Plum's seasonal trunk shows and shopping fetes are never to be missed, both as a platform for edgy designers and choice sales.