You would never know from looking at it from the outside, but Harlem Haberdashery is only two-years-old. That’s probably because the shop’s married co-owners, Guy and Shay Wood, have been designing clothing for more than 20 years. With a plethora of celebrity names to their rÃ©sumÃ©, their custom clothing label, 5001 Flavors has also been often talked about in New York fashion circles.
As they have expanded their family-run business to include a ready-to-wear line, a showcase for local designers, and an impressive events list, it’s hard to call Harlem Haberdashery a budding, young success story. If you aren’t familiar with this Lenox Avenue boutique that draws from its neighborhood’s strongly fashionable history, don’t fret, we will break down the 10 things you didn’t know about New York’s Harlem Haberdashery. Enjoy!
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