Rag & Bone Shoes, Now In The Spotlight-------
After a tiny bit of neighborhood-preservation controversy, Rag & Bone’s new shop—its fourth in Manhattan—is set to open in the old Café Colonial space at 73 E. Houston Street this Friday. The new space will house the label’s lower-priced lines for women, Rag & Bone/KNIT, Rag & Bone/JEAN, and Rag & Bone/SHIRT, and, as enticingly, the first separate space dedicated to footwear. The Rag & Bone shoe shop is accessible through the ready-to-wear shop, but also boasts its own entrance for footwear fanatics. It’s a worthy spotlight to an underappreciated category for the brand. And, for those still keening over the dearly departed Colonial, in a back alcove, in memoriam: one of the café’s logo-inscribed window panes, a tribute to the former occupant.