New Arrival: Nail Polish

NAIL_POLISHWelcome KB Shimmer Nail Polish to our Women’s apothecary department. Fun solid colors and rad irredescents add a pop to your spring wardrobe. Besides the colors being fantastic their formula’s are free of Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate. You can really have some fun with these shades by layering the irredescents over the solids to achieve some top notch nail art looks.


Restock: Owen & Fred

Back by popular demand the Owen & Fred travel bags have been restocked.  This Greenpoint, Brooklyn based company is creating some quality goods that is proudly made in the USA. The Duffle Bag ($110) and Dopp Kit ($72) is made of rugged canvas, soft leathers and clean nylon linings. These bags are lightweight and the perfect size for weekend getaways, for beach days ahead or helping you get to the gym. Each is available in 3 colors with a solid black version on the way soon.
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Sunday Sounds no.2

METRONOMY_HORIZONTAL_Credit_PhilSharpOur second Sunday Sound post features the UK band Metronomy. A four piece band fusing synth, indie pop sounds with head bopping melody’s. Listen to their latest album Love Letters which was just released last month on label, Because Music.  I’m Aquarius, the first single, is accompanied by a Sci-Fi inspired video which you can enjoy below.  (photo by TN2)

New for Men: Cheap Monday, Shades of Grey and more.


Select items have arrived for Gentlemen to get that Spring wardrobe in check. shades_moroocan_jacketShades of Grey Moroccan print windbreaker. ($258) paired with our ALTER Simple shirt in chambray with mini dots ($135) and the new Shades of Grey Monaco shorts in grey ($104)shades_splatter_shirt_teeShades of Grey Splatter shirt ($104) layered over the new Cheap Monday Text Tee ($42)

Untitled-1Cheap Monday’s popular new fit, the Hi Slim, is now available in this distressed and over dyed iris blue wash. ($90)

men_cm_shirts_jeanAlso new from Cheap Monday are these three new shirts that all go nicely with the Hi Slim’s           (L to R)  The Parker shirt has a wide and subtle stripe with an over bleached denim look ($109), The Straw Tee with black and grey horizontal stripes ($42) and the textural Neo Shirt in blue and white denim like look. ($80) All items are available at both our Franklin Street Mens shop as well as our Graham Avenue location.

Brand New: KOWTOW

Welcome New Zealand based clothing label, KOWTOW to ALTER! We are psyched to be one of the first New York shops to be stocking this brand with its simplistic viewpoint and ethically inspired production. Designed in New Zealand and produced in a 100% Fair Trade Cotton factory in India the work of Kowtow is minimal and sophisticated.kowtow_pant_2Kowtow In Theory Pant ($210) An elasticated waist, cotton trouser with all over grid print in an oversized silhouette. Can be worn casually with flats or vamped up with heels.  (top shown not available)

kowtow_cardigan Kowtow Hide Seek Cardigan ($210) A cotton open front cardigan with cape like shape. Also included is a skinny belt for a gathered waist look.

kowtow_jumper Kowtow One Way Jumpsuit ($265) quite a sophisticated one piece with criss cross belt detail at waist that can be worn shown above or with a few other variations. Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 4.20.46 PMKowtow Sketch Tunic ($210) An oversized tunic (really a dress) with all over grid print and two front hip pockets. Included is a sash belt to offer options of a cinched waist or left boxy as shown above.

New Looks for Men

JACH_SHIT_LOOKNew shirts in gingham, solids and more ranging in prices from $55- $85
FLASH_CARDIGAN_LOOKKill City’s Flash cardigan in light weight cotton ($138) Life After Denim shirt oxford shirt ($130) Native Youth Jeans ($90) Monk Shoes ($190)

PAISLEY_SHIRT_LOOKPaisley shirt ($78) Stripe collarless shirt ($55) Chapter Singer polka dot shirt ($155) Chapter Baron trousers in black ($140) Mollusk x Generic Surplus Canvas and crepe sole shoes ($90)