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Refinery29: Two for the Road

by Josh Rubin
on 23 March 2006

Two new stores have hit Manhattan in recent weeks and they're both poised to become instant favorites. After a fruitful 4-year stretch in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Castor & Pollux has relocated to a larger space in the West Village. Owner Kerrilyn Pamer drew inspiration from vintage department stores when it came to designing her own shop, and she's filled it with a mix of known and up-and-coming designers for women (both Chloe and Rodebjer are among the finds).

A little farther south, Rogan Gregory, the brains behind Rogan jeans and co-creator of Bono's socially-conscious Edun label, has opened his first store in TriBeCa, known simply as the R Store (pictured above). Heavy on collaborations, the store showcases Kate Young jewelry and Dustin Horowitz under-garments alongside Rogan's own line of suits A Litl Betr, the Rogan men's and women's collections, and Rogan Objects, handcrafted furniture that recalls relics from the early days of the Industrial Revolution.

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