Urban Outfitters launches a new concept store in the trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located at 98 N. 6th Street, between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue, Space Ninety 8 takes inspiration from the LA retail experience store Space 15 Twenty and brings it to the East Coast. Space Ninety 8 occupies a four-story warehouse building in the heart of Williamsburg. The unique space combines retail and dining experiences as well as provides a place to gather.
Currently in the Market Space are two permanent exhibits called Local Made and Urban Renewal as well as the traveling exhibit Slat Surf. Located near the entryway of the ground level of the warehouse, is the Local Made section. Local Made will showcase local designers and independent makers from throughout Brooklyn. Brands such as Brookes Boswell, Dusen Dusen, Cold Picnic, Lynne & Lawrence, Jessica Barensfeld, Lila Rice, High Gloss, Dear God It’s Me Isaac, Horse Cycling and Brooklyn Herborium are just a few of the over 40 designers who’s work will be featured in this space. The Local Made section will function as a pop-in shop type of exhibition and will feature merchandise ranging from apparel to jewelry, ceramics, apothecary, zines, custom bikes and even surfboards. According to it’s website, “Local Made is a collective of the best of tomorrow’s talent in one place. Local Made aims to add new names to its roster and will live as an evolving showcase for new talent in the future.” The initial pop-up will be a collaboration between Brooklyn-based artist Jason Woodside and Adidas and will be available from April 3 - May 7.
The second permanent exhibit in the Market Space, is the vintage designer section called Urban Renewal. “The Urban Renewal Concept is a line of one-of-a-kind pieces crafted from vintage, deadstock and surplus materials from around the world.” Urban Renewal will also showcase vintage collections from venders such as Spanish Moss, Just Say Native, Raggedy Threads, Bandana Almanac, Scout, Gypsy Hunter and Hym Salvage. Additionally Salt Surf will be featured in the Market Space and will be available from April 3 – May 2. Salt Surf is a Brooklyn based surfboard, apparel, and accessories company that makes all of their products domestically.
In addition to the usual selection of Urban's womenswear, menswear, and home and tech products, Space Ninety 8 will also be home to The Gorbals Restaurant and Bar. The Gorbals that will soon be bringing the LA restaurant concept to Williamsburg will come complete with rooftop views and outdoor dining. This new space has something for everyone! Weather you are in the mood to wine and dine, go shopping, and check out local designers be sure to check out Space Ninety 8 open now.