August 30, 2009

Re-Stock: Maxx & Unicorn Wallets

Maxx & Unicorn Brown Leather Bi-Fold Wallets are back in stock. $88.00

Handmade right here in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! These are great, simple bi-fold wallets based on a pattern from the 1940's. Wallet measures 3" x 3.5" when folded. Space for cash as well as pockets on either side that can hold lots of cards.

UPDATE: September 1, 2009
WOW! We have had a huge response to this post of the Maxx & Unicorn Wallets.
Check out these write-ups on MEN.STYLE.COM and SELECTISM.COM

New: This Old Thing? dresses

A few one-off reconstructed dresses done under our house label, This Old Thing? have just been created, and are on the racks at Alter.

Navy dress with plaid ruffle and pockets $75.00
Size 4/6-ish

Hem and pocket detail.

Safari Dress in Black $75.00
A sleek safari dress with lots of pockets, buttons and belt.
Size 4 only

Detail of belt and top.

Detail of back of skirt- it buttons down the back.

New: Cut-out Sweaters

Sleeveless Cardigan with holes, black/white melange $65.00 *Sold Out*
Super soft sleeveless cardigan/vest with a hood to layer over your tees and jeans for fall.
Length of cardigan is about mid thigh. Available in size M/L only.

Black/white melange knit detail.

Cropped Shawl Collar cardigan, Charcoal $65.00*Sold Out*
Very cute, shrug-like sweater with giant collar that can be pulled up as a hood. Sizes Small, Medium and Large available (but is meant to be super over sized...)

Knit detail.

August 27, 2009

New: Kill City denim for guys

A new fit from Kill City has arrived for the Guys. The Garage fit is your answer if you have muscular thighs or just like a loose fit to your jeans.

Kill City Garage Fit in Brimstone wash $135.00 SOLD OUT!
This 13 0z. denim is a loose straight leg with an 11"rise and an 18" leg opening.

Button fly and wash detail.
These jeans have a hand distressed finish to them. Each abrasions is backed with a protective fabric which will keep the abrasions from growing any further.

Back view

August 26, 2009

NEW: Kill City Autumn Leaves Dress

Today we received a new dress from Kill City. The lightweight Autumn Leaves babydoll dress with cut out back and waist tie is perfect for an Indian summer soiree. Available in sizes XS to Large.

Kill City Autumn Leaves Dress, Grey with Black & Burgundy print, $89.00 *Sold Out*

Kill City Autumn Leaves Dress, waist tie detail.

Kill City Autumn Leaves Dress, cut out back detail.

August 25, 2009

Alter to Participate in Fashion's Night Out

Alter will be participating in Fashion's Night Out on September 10th, 2009. The idea behind Fashion's Night Out is "to enliven again the consumer spirit that churns the economy and boosts the local industry of America’s fashion capital, New York City."

Alter will be one of few stores in Brooklyn selling the Fashion's Night Out official tee shirt (proceeds to go to Sept. 11 Memorial fund) that evening, as well as celebrating with fall fashion, music, booze and lots of flash photography! More details will be announced next week.

Vogue editor Anna Wintour appeared on David Letterman last night to promote the movie The September Issue and of course Fashion's Night Out... she's too fierce!

Anna Wintour on David Letterman: Photo from

August 21, 2009

Restock: OTBT Ashland Boot for Women

The Ashland Boot by OTBT in Grey Canvas is back in stock after being sold out since last month! This shoe is really cute and super comfortable. Grey canvas upper with recycled tire sold, available in sizes 6 through 10, $89.00.

OTBT Ashland Boot, front view. OUT OF STOCK

OTBT Ashland Boot, profile view.

OTBT Ashland Boots, lookin' good.

New: Preloved Fall 2009 Collection, Part I

New items from Preloved arrived this morning and they are incredible! Every Preloved garment is designed and madnufactured in Canada using materials from deconstructed vintage clothing, like button-down shirts, sweaters and wool trousers.

There are different styles and sizes available (XS to Large), but all combinations you see here are one of a kind. The impeccable mix of colors, textures and pattern, along with fashion forward- wearable shapes make this brand a favorite here at Alter. Oh, and it's good for the planet too. Many more styles coming this fall from Preloved.

Preloved Janice Top, $156.00 Size Medium, only
Collarless, button-down dress shirt with bracelet length sleeves. Decorative bow with original placket detailing. The Janice top is made from 4 vintage button-down shirts.

Preloved Janice Top. **Sold**

Preloved Janice Top. Size Small , Only

Preloved Janice Top. Size Small, Only
* Above is just a sample of the Janice Top that we have in stock. More colorways and sizes from M- L are available in the shop.

Preloved Terra Top, $148.00 **Sold**
Loose fitting short-sleeved top with cowl neck, original button placket sleeve, and gathers at back yoke. The Terra Top is made from 3 vintage flannel shirts.

Preloved Terra Top. **Sold**

Preloved Terra Top. Size Medium, Only

Preloved Rainbow Sweater, $109.00 Size Medium, only
Sleeveless tank sweater with ruffle front. Perfect for layering under light jackets and blazers. The Rainbow Sweater is made from 2 vintage sweaters (ruffle is made from nylon track pant material). So clever!

Preloved Rainbow Sweater. Size XS, Only

Preloved Rainbow Sweater. Size Small, only

Preloved Rainbow Sweater. Size Medium, only
* Above is just a sample of the Rainbow Tank's that we have in stock. More colorways and sizes from XS- L are available in the shop.

New: Fluevog CBC Radio Shoe in Leather

Check out the latest version of the CBC Radio Shoe from John Fluevog! We had this style in Green Leather (sold out) and Black Canvas (Size 9 and 11 still available) earlier in the Summer, and they were a hit. We now have the CBC Radio Shoe in black leather, just in time for fall.
(and wait until you see the brown leather boot version of this shoe, which will be available at Alter in November- it's superb

John Fluevog CBC Radio, Black Leather, $180.00
Three eyelet oxford style shoe, available in Mens sizes 8 and 12 only!

John Fluevog CBC Radio, profile.

John Fluevog CBC Radio, back of heel view.

John Fluevog CBC Radio, birds-eye view!

New: Matt & Nat Wallets & Laptop Carrier

Back for a third season at Alter, we are happy to have new items from Matt & Nat. The Montreal based eco friendly/vegan accessory line has created a stunning new collection of Bags and wallets for Fall 2009. All items are non-leather with linings made of recycled plastic bottles (that feel like suede, BTW) and heavy duty zippers and closures. These items really wear like leather and are extremely durable. Take a look!
NOTE: Purses and more bags from Matt & Nat coming in about a week.

Matt & Nat Koolhaas Wallet, Grey, $65.00 *Sold Out*
We have had this wallet before, this Grey color is new for Fall. Wallet measures 4.5" x 6" and has a strap across the front for the clutch effect.

Matt & Nat Koolhaas Wallet, inside view.

Matt & Nat Tosca Wallet, Plum, $100.00 *Sold Out*
This style has slots for 12 credit cards, a space for cash, a zipper pocket for coins and 2 exterior pockets. Wallet measures 7.5" x 4".

Matt & Nat Tosca Wallet, full view.

Matt & Nat Tosca Wallet, Black, $100.00. *Sold Out*
This style has slots for 12 credit cards, a space for cash, a zipper pocket for coins and 2 exterior pockets. Wallet measures 7.5" x 4".

Matt & Nat Tosca Wallet, inside view.

Matt & Nat Paine Laptop Carrier/Briefcase, Black, $198.00. *Sold Out*
If you own a laptop, you need this bag. We only have a few of them in stock!

Matt & Nat Paine Laptop Carrier, inside view.

Matt & Nat Paine Laptop Carrier, front, inside view.

Matt & Nat Darko Wallet, Black, $65.00. *Sold Out*
A handsome basic black wallet. This is the first time we have had a wallet for Men from Matt & Nat.

Matt & Nat Darko Wallet, inside view.

August 20, 2009

New: Cheap Monday Fall 2009 for Women, PART II

Question: What do a Party Dress, a body suit and a cute button-down shirt have in common?

Answer: They are all from Cheap Monday, they are on the racks at Alter, and they all cost FIFTY DOLLARS!

Cheap Monday Tora Dress, Black $55.00 *Sold Out*
Really hot slinky crushed velvet looking tank dress, available in sizes XS-L. Quantities are VERY limited in this one!

Cheap Monday Tora Dress, bust detail.

Cheap Monday Lock Body Suit, Black $50.00 *Sold Out*
Have you ever seen such a thing? This is perfect with high-waisted skirts and jeans. Available in XS to Large.

Cheap Monday Lock Body Suit, bust detail.

Cheap Monday Hurt Shirt, Black/White Check $50.00 *Sold Out*
Lightweight cotton button down shirt. Available in sizes XS- L

Cheap Monday Hurt Shirt, fabric detail.

Cheap Monday Hurt Shirt, Rust/Black check $50.00 *Sold Out*
Available in sizes XS-L.

Cheap Monday Hurt Shirt, sleeve detail.