Early 1980s fashion at an East Village boutique

Wide shoulders, severe hair, geometric earrings: the model posing for this 109 shop ad, found in a copy of the East Village Eye circa 1984, epitomizes that downtown 1980s look so many trendsters are copying again.

109, which was actually at 115 St. Marks Place, was pretty pricey.

“Daniel Nord’s man’s jacket in black and mustard is $235; a woman’s brown wool knit suit by Dianne B. has a loose cropped jacket ($280), a short, snug skirt ($115) and a matching striped T-shirt ($95),” states a 1989 New York Times fashion piece.

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One Response to “Early 1980s fashion at an East Village boutique”

  1. Bob Says:

    109 was also a record label that put out a few albums in the 80s, including Of A Mesh and an early Anti Folk Compilation. Here is a link to a pic of one of the records, where you can see the same logo on the pic of the back cover:


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