A current look from Pip-squeak Chapeau & a few snapshots of the boutique.
The one & only store I went into for clothes shopping while in N.Y.C. was Pip-squeak Chapeau.
I had jotted down a list of stores I had wanted to visit prior to my trip, but when the time came I was either preoccupied or was just not in the mood to shop.
I've actually noticed I lack the desire to buy new clothing now that I am making my own. When I do decide to purchase something it's either because 1. I fall in love with the print on the garment and/or the fabric, 2. It's something I can't make myself like a coat or shoes, 3. It's a basic that is well- made (usually handmade) and timeless. Pip-squeak Chapeau's clothing falls under category #3. This is what I purchased :
Pip-squeak Chapeau wide-leg linen overalls. Belted here with a bit of antique Japanese shibori dyed cloth (used again as a scarf below) and a shell in the ERMIE Magic Marker Print.
Pip-squeak Chapeau cotton lawn button- front shirt.
It's funny, I had read about Pip-squeak Chapeau on Jen's and Ashley's blogs, and was immediately smitten with Sveta Dresher's designs, but had forgotten all about the line & store (chalk it up to my short attention span & bad memory...I'm gettin' old) when it came time for this trip.
On our last day in N.Y.C., we were at a bar in Greenpoint, and to my pleasant surprise, Pip-squeak Chapeau happened to be right across the street! I had to go in and check it out! It's a beautiful little store, and I was so happy to have stumbled upon it that afternoon. Be sure to view additional looks from the collection here.