There's a new kid on Hyde Park's quickly populating shopping block. A tipster tells us that a second outlet of Independence boutique will open next month at 1506 East 53rd Street (that's next to Sir & Madame and a stone's throw from Akira.)
Specializing in made-in-America brands, the men's store stocks apparel and accessories from lines like Giltman Bros. Vintage, Engineered Garments, and Battenwear. We're getting a rugged-preppy vibe with a twinge of hipster—we think it will resonate well with the neighborhood's young intellectuals. (And there are even bow-ties for the profs.) What do you think?
· Independence [Official Site]