Community 54: Community on Clinton
by Elisa & Lily
"People need to actually travel and see things, as opposed to just clicking on the mouse all day," declares Daymon Green, part owner of the vintage boutique Community 54, which graciously provided the street-art setting for our Phony Ppl profile. Not interested in opening another "online concept," Daymon and his partner, Jason Jacobs, fell in love with the worn, backyard feel of the space and "harassed" the owner until he sold it to them. From vintage YSL and Ralph Lauren to the independent brands that corral the spotlight for their Finale Fridays, Community 54 supplies connection and curation all at once, making it a rarity in the suburban shopping mall otherwise known as New York City.
Elisa & Lily