Growing up in the big city doesn’t mean that the days of plaid tops and cut-off bottoms are coming to an end. It’s just that the tailoring is getting tighter, and you might have to whip out a sports jacket once in a while. This is where the men and women’s boutique Alter comes into play, stocking wearable, yet utmost fashionable shirts, shoes, accessories and more.
Their adjacent men’s and women’s storefronts in Greenpoint speak to the generation jumping off their skateboards and onto the springboard of a new career. Yet style is the last thing you’ll sacrifice here, as their label roster includes the designers Life After Denim, Cheap Monday, Courtshop and Mink Pink. You’ll shine in your new threads, which may become more attuned to after-dark skirmishes rather than daytime slogs.