When Allison Aberizk and Justin Xavier met at a Comme des Garçons exhibition in New York in 2017, they quickly discovered their shared passion for fashion. With backgrounds in styling, modeling, art direction, vintage sourcing, buying, and even textile design, the duo realized they were doing similar things in the industry. After discussing the idea of teaming up, Aberizk and Xavier have now opened Aberizk, a multi-brand concept store that focuses on emerging independent designers and rare vintage finds.
Located in Nolita, the shop and its accompanying website have quickly become a destination for the modern-day cool girl looking for bold and directional pieces. Aberizk and Xavier have curated a unique selection of items, ranging from vintage Roberto Cavalli prints and minimalist finds from the ’90s to Instagram-famous brands like Danielle Guizio and Paloma Wool. The store has even caught the attention of fashion icon Kendall Jenner, who recently picked up a 1996 Jean Paul Gaultier X-ray dress there.
Aberizk and Xavier’s keen eye for fashion has led them to discover some exceptional pieces for their store. Current favorites include Rasta-printed 2001 Dior pants by John Galliano, a 2001 Donna Karan jacket with “crazy patches,” and a vintage JPG jacket with corseting. The store’s unique selection is what sets it apart from other fashion boutiques, with Aberizk and Xavier’s ability to spot emerging trends and designers early on.
The opening of Aberizk is a testament to the power of connection and shared passion. Aberizk and Xavier’s chance meeting at a fashion exhibition has led to the creation of a fashion destination that caters to those seeking unique and daring pieces. As the store continues to grow and thrive, it’s exciting to see what new trends and designers Aberizk and Xavier will uncover next.