N Boutique debuts Private Label Specialty T-shirts
“HARLEM IS THE NEW BLACK”
N Boutique debuts
Private Label Specialty T-shirts
NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2009. N Boutique, Harlem’s chic
multi-designer store launches its debut collection of “urban luxe” N
branded stylish t-shirts for men & women.
“Harlem is the New Black” * is one of seven images in its exclusive
inaugural men and women’s fashion range that is designed to be smart,
stylish, and celebrate Harlem. The initial collection is available
immediately online (www.nharlemnewyork.com) and in store early October.
The 100% combed cotton shirts are sized sm-2X for men and sm-xl for women.
Pricing is $20-$25 per shirt.
The brand is a new take on urban luxury. Young, sophisticated and fresh,
The N Harlem New York shirt collection takes its cue from the soul and
vitality of Harlem, one of New York City—and the world’s—most famous and
exciting neighborhoods. The shirts are all about mixing an uptown style
sensibility with a downtown edginess.
The designs are sleek, modern and timeless, paying homage to style icons
and Harlem’s international influence on style, music, art and
entertainment by referencing everything from the 1920s jazz era to
contemporary “Ghetto Fabulousness”.
Co-owner/creative director Larry Ortiz has gone beyond the typical t-shirt
line trend by using bold, graphic techniques and pairing them with slimmer
silhouettes more associated with higher- end designer collections. Says
Ortiz, “Our signature shirt, ‘Harlem is the new Black’ says it all: Harlem
is fresh, hot and very sexy. It’s a classic—like Gucci.”
"Harlem is the new Black" signature tee for men & women
"La Revue D'Harlem" references the banana skirt made famous by the
irreverent & fabulous Josephine Baker who was the toast of Harlem & the
T-shirt styles celebrating female icons in entertainment:
"Billie" is a silhouette that references the instantly recognizable
gardenia that Billie Holiday wore in her hair
About N Boutique
The meatpacking district has Jeffrey; the Upper East Side has Barneys; and
Harlem has N—a specialty boutique that after 3 years recently relocated to
tonier section a few blocks away at 171 Lenox Avenue, between 118th &
119th Streets. The soft re-launch is October ‘09.
* “Harlem is the new Black” is a registered trademark of N Harlem New York