December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

From all of us at ALTER we would like to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year!
Thank you all for your support this past year! Keep posted on our blog for exciting news, projects and of course all the unique collections that we have in store for Spring/Summer 2010.

December 30, 2009

Press: OTBT Boots in AMNY Best of 2009 Fashion

Todays issue of AM New York Newspaper featured the Norwalk boots from OTBT, available here at Alter, in their best of 2009 fashion write up! You can see the entire issue HERE.

OTBT Norwalk Boots ($159.00) are available in women's sizes 6 through 10, Brown or Black suede on rubber (recycled tire) sole.

December 29, 2009

New: Mary Meyer

We are pleased to introduce fellow Brooklynite Mary Meyer's collection to the shop.
Her designs are bold without being too loud and simple without being too basic.

Mary Meyer Triangle print scarf in grey/green $95.00

Screen print detail

Mary Meyer Diamond Hunter Scarf, black $95.00

Screen print detail

Mary Meyer Dancing Triangles jacket in black $135.00 *Sold Out*
The front is a basic cardigan/jacket style with no closure and two front pockets.
The sleeve is constructed as a large dolman sleeve in a kimono-like style.

Mary Meyer Biggie Sweatshirt with Arc print, Black $89.00 *Sold Out*
This over sized boat neck sweatshirt is made of amazingly soft jersey. The shape is over sized with narrow sleeves creating a nice drape on the body. Can be worn as a tunic or a dress. Belt it, wear it loose. It looks amazing on!

Mary Meyer Crop Top in Navy with disjointed line print $75.00 *Sold Out*
Similar to the Biggie sweatshirt but in a cropped version. Makes for a great layering piece.

Mary Meyer Crop Top in black with Arc print $75.00 *Sold Out*

December 27, 2009

Now Open: Cheap Monday Copenhagen

Congratulations to our friends at Cheap Monday for opening up their first free standing store in Copenhagen. The Swedish architectural design firm Uglycute were the masterminds behind the raw aesthetic of the shop. So when in Copenhagen go check out the new shop and when in Brooklyn, NY you know you can count on us for supplying you with all your Cheap Monday needs.

Above is a preview of the Ann Sofie Back's collection for Cheap Monday. Back is the new creative director for CM and we love what she is doing for the Spring/Summer 2010 collection.
We will be receiving the dress on the right sometime in February/March.

New: Osborn Shoes x ALTER

We have just received a few new styles of shoes from the amazing design group, Osborn.
These two shoes are made exclusively for ALTER using vintage fabrics from the Alter archive.

Osborn X ALTER shoes in red velvet $99.00
Size available: 39 only

Osborn X ALTER shoes in black/white print $99.00
Size available: 40 only

Osborn shoes are handmade in Guatemala within a fair trade organization.
Below are a few images, care of Osborn, of their production facility.

Vilma hand cutting linings for the shoes.

Sewing on industrial Juki machines.

Karla hand tracing patterns

Hand cutting by Osborn shoe craftsman

December 23, 2009

ONE SIZE FITS ALL: The Alter Gift Certificate

Still looking for a gift? Boys and Girls of all ages would appreciate an Alter gift certificate. We can make it for ANY amount you want!

December 21, 2009

Featured: Vintage Bow Ties on did a story on dressing for New Years Eve, featuring Vintage bow ties from Alter! Check it out HERE.

Vintage Bow Ties, perfect for a holiday affair $30.00.


Retail/Fashion blog featured a photo from our blog tonight, with the description "High window drama via Alter". The photo was taken during the snow storm Saturday night by our neighbor Steve May, and features the Snow Queen in our window!

The dress was created for our holiday window display by Alter co-owner Roy Caires. It is made up of four vintage dresses (draped and pinned, not cut) and lightweight packing paper.

Norwalk Boots back in Stock

OTBT Norwalk in Brown Suede $159.00
These coveted OTBT boots are back in stock! They arrived just in time for gift-ing yourself.

OTBT Norwalk in black suede $159.00
View more detail shots from the original post

Photo: Snow Queen at Night by Steve May

Thanks to Steve May who sent us this moody photo of our Snow Queen-inspired window display, which he shot during the snowstorm Saturday night. She really worked her magic with the foot of snow we had the next morning!

December 20, 2009

December 17, 2009

Tough Glove: Fingerless Gloves by jK Accessories

These one-of-a-kind, hand studded/beaded/jeweled fingerless gloves by jK are made right here in Brooklyn and are available at Alter this holiday season! All gloves are "one size fits all" and cost $24.00. Come grab some before they're gone- they make excellent gifts!

Alter Men's Store: ON SALE




Smooth Co. Humboldt Cardigan, Ice: Was $145.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small and Medium only.

Smooth Co. Cruz Flannel, Gold/Black: Was$89.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small, Medium and Large.
Smooth Co. Cruz Flannel, Grey/Black: Was$89.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XL.

Comune Kingsley Trench Coat, Black: Was $155.00, Now *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small, Medium and Large.

Comune Townsend Jacket, Black/Grey: Was $145.00, *Sold Out*

Kill City Brushed Twill Western Shirt, White/Navy: Was $90.00, *Sold Out*

Kill City Washed Leather Bomber Jacket, Black: Was $390.00, *Sold Out*

Standard Issue Grant Cardigan, Black/Charcoal Stripe: Was $78.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XL.

Standard Issue Ike Shirt, Black: Was $58.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Medium, Large and XL.
Standard Issue Ike Shirt, Charcoal: Was $58.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XL.

Cheap Monday Studio Jacket, Black: Was $175.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small and Large only.

Cheap Monday Mod Dress Pant, Black: Was $95.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small and Large only.

Cheap Monday Paul Shirt, Red: Was $75.00, *Sold Out*
Available in size Large Only.

Cheap Monday Paul Shirt, Green: Was $75.00, *Sold Out*

Cheap Monday Loose Flannel Shirt, Ocean/Black: Was $55.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Medium, Large and XL only.

Cheap Monday Time Turtleneck, Wine Stripe: Was $85.00, Now $49.00
Available in ALL sizes XS to XL.

Cheap Monday Time Turtleneck, Black: Was $85.00, *Sold Out*
Available in ALL sizes XS to XL.

Cheap Monday Leonard Blazer/Jacket, Grey: Was $130.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Medium, Large, and XL.

Cheap Monday Loose Shirt, Grey/White: Was $50.00, *Sold Out*

Cheap Monday Avon Sweater, Brown Melange: Was $85.00, *Sold Out*
Available in sizes XS, Small, Medium and Large!

Krush Zip Pocket Checked Shirt, Blue/WHite: Was $75.00 *Sold Out*
Available in sizes Small, Medium and XL.

Krush Blaze-Dyed Flannel Shirt, Blue: Was $89.00, *Sold Out*