Firmly planted at the intersection of high fashion and impeccable architecture sits SoHo’s awe-inspiring retailer, Totokaelo.
Originally the home and studio of famed sculptor, Arturo Di Modica, Totokaelo‘s founder, Jill Wenger, has done little in the way of altering the original interior structure. Flush with natural lighting, the vaulted glass ceilings highlight original white stone walls and masterfully crafted hardwood flooring.
Strategically placed throughout the store, mirrored walls create the illusion that the sprawling 5-floor, 8,400 sq/ft space is actually infinite. The basement level, where Di Modica originally featured an indoor swimming pool, has been replaced with a mens clothing section that would make even the most heavily-laced Instagram hypebeasts salivate.
Featuring a seasonally updated high-end roster of both mens and (mainly) womens labels, Totokaelo keeps a steady stock of several runway-riddled collections from brands such as Comme des Garcon, Vetements, Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Margiela, Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten and more.
Whether you’re looking to keep up with the latest high-end fashion trends or just want to behold the epitome of modern retail architecture, Totokaelo should undoubtedly be at the top of your must-see spots in NYC.
Words by Colin Hardaway @hardawayallday