After reading the always intelligent Cathy Horyn's assessment of one brand's (JF&Son) journey to creating a brand that has legs, but is also not a slave to China's high-volume production demands, we got to thinking about localized retailers. In today's world it's difficult to buy something that hasn't somehow been passed through a foreign manufacturer, which is kind of a bummer.
There are few things that are more classic than a great pair of jeans, and despite the extreme market saturation of designer denim, the quintessential Levi's brand still inspires throngs of consumers to buy. The company has stayed true to its definitive vision of work wear inspired creations while still keeping its fingers on the pulse of modern times. As a reflection of that special dichotomy, Levi's has just unveiled their latest store in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The store is rugged and hardy and takes its inspiration from its surroundings.