TIMTOUM, 179 Orchard Street
between Houston and Stanton St.
Tel. 212.780.0456
Subway: F to Second Ave.
1-8 pm every day

Go Global Productions' Erica Lively and Sasha Crnobrnja, party throwers and suppliers of vintage clothing to places like Patricia Field's and Naked Ape, scoured the East Village before finally choosing this stretch of dilapidated bargain marts to showcase the best of their finds from the 60's, 70's and 80's, complemented by new designs by Crnobrnja. Although the shop's loose, youthful vibe is almost jarring in this seting, choosing an overlooked Orchard St. address was in keeping with the team's low-key mission. The result: Timtoum's eclectic yet completely wearable men's and women's collections ($12-$200), rounded out with a correspondingly funky mix of hats, bags (including marvelous crocheted handbags, ($15-$18) and records. Already, Lively and Crnobrnja are busy planning a full roster of events to celebrate their new home. Here's betting an injection of Go Global style is just what the neighborhood needs.


Erika Lively