Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak, the enterprising duo behind womenswear boutique Project No. 8, launched a much-hyped Lower East Side menswear shop last week, No. 8b. The sunlit store is spacious and minimalist, with light wood furniture (from German brand e15), leafy potted plants, and designer sneakers providing flashes of color in the white-on-white space. Like its sister store, No. 8b stocks a curated mix of clothing and accessories from a cache of European and New York–based designers: Bless and Kostas Murkudis from Berlin, Natalia Brilli from Paris, Stephan Schneider from Antwerp, and Salvor and Kiosk from New York, among others. Apart from the fresh-from-the-runway designer apparel — summer suits, button-down shirts, lightweight tanks, and trousers — the accessories are particularly covetable, ranging from Raf Simons for Eastpak bags to L.G.R. Sunglasses from Rome. Later this summer, stop in to check out brand new fall menswear collections from designers like Christian Wijnants and Tom Scott. Select summer merchandise is currently 35 percent off — click ahead to scope out some of our favorite items in stock.
No. 8b, 38 Orchard St., nr. Hester St. (212-925-5599)