Alife Rivington Club
- Cross Street:
- Between Clinton Street and Suffolk Street
- F, V at 2nd Ave
- Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
Editorial Review for Alife Rivington Club – by Alexandra Lynch
Finding this hip sneaker store is no easy task. There's no sign and even the door is opaque, giving no hint of the goodies that lie beyond. (Even the business card says "Members Only" at the bottom.) Still, forge ahead and buzz the discreet doorbell. You'll be let into a foyer that leads to the store's actual entrance--you're in!
The impressive collection of sneakers includes only classic designs, including obscure versions of familiar models. Handsome, polished wood cubbies display one shoe per compartment, and little spotlights keep the goods out of the shade. Check out the early-vintage Air Jordans (under $100), the classic-white Rod Lavers and the purple-and-green Adidas Samoas. This is also the place to go for the elusive Nike Air Woven--15 color schemes are given mouthwatering pride of place on the shelves, although only a couple are likely to be available.
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Insider TipsKnow Before You Go
The original Alife, which features a broader ranger of hipster toys, is just a few blocks away.The Extras
Tired of using the loo at McDonald's? Alife has a public restroom. Now that's cool.
User Reviews for Alife Rivington Club
06/02/2005 Posted by marcthebaptist
Very hard to find, especially on my first time in New York. The best selection of new kicks but no sign of any vintage, but Im sure they might be out back. Incredibly decorated, great wood and leather. Service outstanding, and prices second only to Stussy. Worth the 2 hours it took to find.
Pros: Interior, Staff were great
Cons: Hard to find
05/25/2004 Posted by junglebunni3
I went awhile back to see what the fuss was about and I was disappointed by the selection. You may find styles that aren't available at chain stores, but they didn't have anything that I didn't see elsewhere. I just walked through Chinatown that day and some of the small stores there had more styles and slightly cheaper. Although those stores are much less glamourous.