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Southern Clothing

Southern Comfort
October 15, 2012
By , Galavante Contributor

The place: Billy Reid

The space: Bourbon-soaked southern gentility abounds at this shop on Bond Street, which feels like stepping into your eccentric relative’s dilapidated antebellum plantation. The store is decorated with old-money touches like family heirlooms, faded oriental rugs, jellyfish-like chandeliers, and gilt mirrors.

The product: In apothecary cabinets of reclaimed wood, blazers and trousers in muted shades of tan and grey hang alongside worn leather jackets, dark denim jeans, and classic shirts in checks and plaids. The women’s collection specializes in shrunken leather jackets, cropped sweaters, and trousers in slate blue, shale grey, and red wine.

The designer: A native of Louisiana, Billy Reid launched his first line in 1998 and was the recipient of the 2012 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award.

54 Bond St., 212-598-9355, billyreid.com

(Photo: courtesy of Billy Reid)