In an homage to his Southern, small-town roots, Alabama-based Billy Reid constructed his first New York shop entirely out of reclaimed materials from the South: The ceiling is covered in doors sourced from a Mississippi schoolhouse, and the clothing racks are made from apothecary cabinets rescued from the Mississippi Delta. The two-story space is a far cry from most Manhattan boutiques—the residential-looking shop features a parlor and hospitality area on the lower level, offering made-to-measure suiting by appointment. Reid showcases his signature men’s hand-tailored classics along with woven shirts, selvage denim, handmade shoes and leather accessories. It is also the only place his entire women’s capsule collection is sold. (source)
Reid, a Louisiana native and CFDA award winning designer, completes, along with Natalie Chanin and Robert Rausch, the trifecta of haute design meets downhome style in the Shoals area of Alabama. The trio hosts a monthly pot-luck gathering and other design events thoughout the year.