Thursday night I went to the grand opening event of Modalistas at the Limelight Market here in New York City. The Limelight Market is one of the most unique shopping centers and with a history to match it. The Limelight was built 1844-1845 and was originally an Episcopalian Church. In the 1970s it was merged with two other churches and was reconstructed and sold to the Odyssey House, a drug rehabilitation program. Because of money problems the Odyssey House was sold to Peter Gatien, a night club owner, in 1982 which was renamed the Limelight. The Limelight was one of the biggest and well known night clubs in the city. Of course as a 80s night club would go had its run-ins with the law do to drugs, but in 1996 a party promoter was convicted of murdering a known drug dealer at the club. The police then closed the club and the Limelight was reopened in 2003 renamed "Avalon," which was a concert hall and a night club. The Avalon closed it's doors for good in 2007 and the Limelight Market opened its doors in 2010.
Modalistas is one the newest little markets that you can find here. It is a small boutique tucked away in the corner across from Hunter Boots and a yummy chocolate cart but it truly is a prime spot for it's lovely clothes. Modalistas is filled with small designer clothes and unique stand out pieces.
The event which included a fashion show was just so different and fantastic. Only something that I would expect from the Limelight Market. All the girls looked stunning and each piece was better then the next. It was a great way to showcase what this small boutique offers.
I was 100% in love with the 2 in one leather jacket ($225). This piece came with a long knitted hooded vest which is detachable from the leather jacket. This jacket comes in both black and a light brown color. If you love accessories their jewelry pieces will make you go crazy and probably bankrupt. The Circle Necklace ($175) is the coolest piece of jewelery and is a head turner. This whole boutique offers nothing but head turning pieces and the employees there are more then willing to help you pick out the perfect piece for you and your wardrobe.
Another fantastic part about Modalistas, you don't need to be in New York to shop their boutique. Their online boutique modalistas.com, offers a unique online shopping experience. One of the features they offer on their website is its Made to Order Program which means garments are specially made by their designers for their customers. Of course since these pieces are original designs they will run you more then what else is offered on their site.
If you live in New York or are ever visiting New York make sure to go to the Limelight Market and check out Modalistas. You will not be disappointed by the shopping center or this boutique. I look forward to seeing this boutique really blossom.
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