Clothing >Allan & Suzi Inc
237 Centre Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.720121 -73.998232
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Chinatown, Upper West Side, Midtown
Retro-fashion gurus woo celebs and hipsters with a patented mix of cutting-edge fashion and vintage designs. – In Short
Campy wigs, cluttered racks and silver streamers are all signs that this funky store isn't your run-of-the-mill Upper West Side boutique. The roster here is simply dizzying: everything from Halston originals to Helmut Lang to couture gowns from the '30s, all at 20 to 90 percent off the original prices. There's also a stunning collection of rare and one-of-a-kind pieces: Versace's mesh halter tops, Tommy Hilfiger's "rock collection" and Kansai sweaters. You can also sell your new and "gently worn" designer castoffs here on consignment.
This place BITES! – A friend and I went to this store several years ago (but this doesn't matter because the owners have always been the same), and I have never been treated so rudely in my life by the owners. The male owner, (older gray haired 'gentelman' with a nasty attitude) is a complete a**hole! My friend and I were in our early 20's at the time, and he followed us around like we were going to steal something. He kept rolling his eyes at us to his friend who was standing in the store with him and after a short time came over to us and asked us if "we were there to shop". Are you kidding me? Why else would we be there? We were doing absolutely nothing wrong, and neither I nor my friend are thieves. I was so p. o.'d that I grabbed my friend by her arm and made her leave. He really has a lot of nerve to treat customers like that when there wasn't even one other person in his overpriced, tacky a** store!
I understand that as a store owner it is his right and his duty to be watching customers for theft, but there is no reason to make someone feel unwelcome when you are trying to run a retail business. I have worked in retail for years and would never EVER act like that to a customer, no matter who they are or what they look like. It's called tact!
I have lived in NYC for many years since this incident and walk by this store frequently, but have never set foot in it since. It really is too bad for them, because I now happen to be a professional stylist and I could be giving them a lot of business in the field I work in now. But I will NEVER go there again and neither should you!
User review by tvtalkingsong – this store has something for everybody. the prices were great. such a unique store
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