Spring Summer 2014

Spring Summer 2014


OWEN is an innovative mens’ and womens’ boutique located at 809 Washington Street in the Meat Packing District neighborhood of New York City. OWEN showcases emerging designers grounded in a selective roster of established brands. We caught up with owner & founder Philip Salem about his brand new store that opens today!

S2A: Tell us how OWEN came about to be?

PS: OWEN came about directly after I graduated college from The Fashion Institute of Technology.  I really wanted to bring this concept of emerging designers showcased between a great designer matrix of established brands.  Especially, since OWEN is located in the Meat Packing District of New York City, these brands are quite hard to find in this neighborhood.  I also wanted the service of the store to be out of this world.  My training guide’s first page says everyone who walks in the door is treated like Beyonce!


S2A:What is the best aspect of S2A according to you?

PS: The best aspect of S2A is definitely how S2A can take a classic piece and make it unqiue and make it stand out.  I find that I have Surface To Air pieces from years ago, but they still feel brand new and in season or to sum it up ‘timeless’ every time I go to wear it. The pops of color are always distinct and in the right places on each piece! And the fit of the jeans are impecable!



S2A: Your favourite pieces from the SS12 collection?

My favourite women’s piece is without a doubt the Steady Blazer in Bronze. For men’s my classic staple piece is the recycled fabric tee in every color, especially black, and the regular fit jean in blue.  I love the wash and find it very unique.  Oh, and the speckled blazer in navy is a stand out!

S2A: What are the first 3 thoughts that come to your mind when you hear the brandname “Surface to Air”?

PS: Land in the Wind! ;) And also, chic, fun and unique.

S2A: Your current favourite place to hang out in NYC?

PS: OWEN of course! And besides OWEN, some of my favorite places to eat are Westville and Tipsy Parsons! A great meal after a full day at OWEN is always nice!


809 Washington Street (between Gansevoort and Horatio)

New York, NY 10014



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