66 Allen Street
Formerly known as Accomplice, Karen Fleisch and Robi Diana have been creating gorgeous gothic garb and accessories for over 10 years. Styles range from High Renaissance to Victorian, with incredible attention to detailing and trim.
Arkivestry is best known for their custom-made clothing, and they have racks of beautiful samples for you to drool over. (They are also known for being well out of most peoples' price range, except for very special occasions, such as weddings.)
However, Karen has recently developed a select quantity of more affordable pret porter styles, available at their special "Moon Markets". Arkivestry's Moon Markets are something of a social event an opportunity to shop at night (!) and hang out at their spacious Allen Street loft. Call them at 212-965-0236 to be notified of upcoming sales and events, or to make an appointment for custom ordering.
Other than the Moon Markets, Arkivestry is available by appointments only.
Commentary by Mikaela Pearson, Friday, May 8, 1998.
|Photo: Risa / Models: Emily St.Germaine and Jill Barone|