Friday, December 15, 2017

Dapper Dan Re-Opens Harlem Boutique


Hip Hop fashion icon Dapper Dan re-opens his Harlem boutique...

From The Cut
Twenty-five years after Dapper Dan was forced to close his popular Harlem boutique due to an onslaught of lawsuits and bounced checks, the knockoff king is back. And with the help of a brand he customized, no less.
Today, Gucci and Dapper Dan unveiled a new luxury studio atelier space, located close to the original on Lenox Avenue in a historic brownstone. Here, Dan will create his bespoke garments once more, this time using Gucci’s raw materials, fabrics, prints, embroidered patches, and hardware with their full permission.
“Everyone paid homage to Dapper Dan, but no one ever paid him,” said Dapper Dan himself in a statement released by Gucci. “The people have spoken and Gucci has listened. Nothing has been more significant in the Harlem cultural scene than Alessandro and Gucci coming to Harlem and partnering with Dapper Dan.”
Dapper Dan’s Boutique will officially open for business “by appointment only” starting January 2018. In addition to this custom Harlem project, a Gucci x Dapper Dan capsule will be part of Gucci’s Fall 2018 collection, available in Gucci stores worldwide.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey this is kinda cool. i wish this happened last week before i moved back to LA from harlem.

Anonymous said...

YES!! Black ownership. WHAT WE MUST CONTINUE TO STRIVE FOR.

L. Eller said...

Excellent!!! Love to see this!

Anonymous said...

God said, "He'll give you double for your trouble". Congrats sir!

Really said...

Let me address this statement.

“The people have spoken and Gucci has listened. Nothing has been more significant in the Harlem cultural scene than Alessandro and Gucci coming to Harlem and partnering with Dapper Dan.”

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Nope, Harlem has real African American Cultural roots going back the the Harlem renaissance, and being a hub of musical creativity that inspired everything from Jazz to Broadway to Art. A true Black Renaissance.

Italian fashion tycoons, and their racist hand maidens are not any where near significant or making some kind of historical critical acclaim in African American Culture.

FOH

prissa o said...

@Really - You kept is 100000% REAL
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Anonymous said...

nice

Vernell Little said...

Looks like this NEW Dapper Dan's will not be like the old days. We used to make runs to Harlem frum Cincinnati and would show up a Dapper Dan's on lENOX back in the day...appointment Only?

Just an observation said...

That's what's up!

Anonymous said...

Fitting attire for the gentleman in your life who chooses to display his trepidation to dignity and wanton disregard of perspicacity.

Anonymous said...

I always passed that place, never knew who the owner was or what it's all about.
Lenox Ave. is very different from what it used to be. Lots of cafes and lounges with street dining, upscale restaurants and now....Whole Foods right on 125.

Anonymous said...

I hope this store is able to retain business. His old store was primarily for drug dealers, athletes and other celebrities. The dope game has changed a lot and isn't like it used to be in the 1980s and people aren't getting money like that anymore. He will have to appeal to the white folks with serious cash to spend on fashion.

Anonymous said...

Yes!! We Are Art in Motion.
I support this message.
#BlackPeopleFirst

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!

They should have been gave this man his due!!

Anonymous said...

Now I know where the phrase dapper dan came from.

Anonymous said...

Happy for Dapper Dan....
@vernell you was a D-boy shopping at DD going back to the O

Anonymous said...

Didn't realize there's so many new Yorkers on rws...anyome know the real story behind the restaurant and sports bar entrepreneur that dominated the 90s and early 2000s. It was a Latino guy that owned "Jimmy's". I'm hearing shit about mafia connections and other drama.Anyone have the real tea?

✿✿Dotty✿✿ said...

Harlem is slowly becoming gentrified. Like Brooklyn with the yuppie hipsters.

Anonymous said...

^^^ slowly???

Anonymous said...

Niggas was passing the Don bad checks back in the day? Damm. lol

Tia of fakenewspapersdotcom said...

This is great!

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