Shop Fix: Street Vendor Enrique Muthuan

New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan

When you see the same person’s work at random times throughout the year on different people, you know you’ll eventually meet that jewellery designer…


New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan
New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan
New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan

New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan
New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan
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New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan
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New york street vendor and jewelry designer enrique muthuan

Location: Corner of Greene and Prince streets – Soho

This is why I LOVE New York for people like jewellery designer Enrique Muthuan. I knew of his work over 1 year ago when I asked a male model backstage at the Mik Cire show during NYFW where did he get his jewellery.  Every piece on him was so f**king cool.  He tells me about being a fan of a jewellery designer selling on the street in Soho and that no two of his pieces are alike.

Fast forward to a couple of days ago.

I snap pictures of a girl in creepers for the street style blog and I’m eyeing her necklace.  Flashbacks to that male model again.  Her piece looks familiar.   She gushes about a street vendor: “he’s on the corner of Greene and Prince – you have to check him out.”

That afternoon I meet the designer.  Finally.  I recognize the vintage rock relics.  Heavy oxidized silvers. Thick brass.  Battered golds. Worn leathers.  Woods.  Clasps made from panther heads and skulls – one my personal favourites.  I tried on a crucifix bracelet (pic #4 & #5).  Imagine it stacked.  Arggh!

His prices are comparable to a shop (or less) but judging by his faithful customers and weighing up the value of buying from generic fashion sites vs. direct from the designers hand, I know where I’d rather become a customer.

ps. To see the pieces on the male model, check my twitter.

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