I’m insanely jealous of the new store Chance; I adore the whole concept and kicking myself for not coming up with it myself. It’s brilliant—simple classic New England style pieces represented in a small collection. The pieces don’t feel trendy or complicated but just updated versions of classics. I choose the stripe dress for myself; see a photo below. It’s cute on —not to clingy or baggy—pair it with espadrilles for the weekend or dress it up with a belt for your 9-5 gig.
Founder and creative director Julia Leach is a veteran of icon brand Kate Spade. Her talent to encompass a entire lifestyle in a clothing line, accessories and art is seamless. Nothing about it feels forced or manipulated.
I stopped into Chance’s pop-up shop on Elizabeth Street while I was in New York. Stripe saturated reds and blues pop off the white washed walls and floors. A collection of accessories, art and found objects are neatly displayed on tables throughout the shop. I had super nice chat Michelle the store manager while I tried on a lobster claw bracelet by Ursa Major and a wide brim hat that made me feel like a movie star. Above my picks and a few snapshots from inside the store below.
211 Elizabeth Street
Thursday to Sunday, 12-7
May and June
New York, NY
Images within the collage and girl on ferry courtesy of Chance. The snapshots below by Katy Elliott.