Oct 2, 2015
26 Bellair Street (Get Directions)
ncle Otis turns 23 this year but it has faced many reincarnations since its birth on Yorkville’s money-rich Bellair St. Originally home to international streetwear labels, Uncle Otis recently revamped its image offering more contemporary looks with a timeless quality.
The store meets its mandate – casual, yet stylish.
Entering the space reminds me of an industrial loft space. Bric-à-brac is kept to a minimum and clothing becomes the focal point (as it should be – ahem, Anthropologie). You might not think this would be successful, given the simplicity of the clothing presented, but the craftmanship and careful selection of product speaks to a new manner of thinking. Call it a KISS attitude.