Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Perpetual pop-up spot Apartment Number 9 is breaking from their men’s only mantra and carrying Rogan's full collection for fall, much to the enjoyment of owner Amy Blessing. “I’m so accustomed to receiving menswear” she said. “We’ve been carrying men’s exclusively for eight years. So when the boxes came, I tore into them. I want to take it all! But I’ll wait and be restrained.”
A classic color palette of blacks and grays and is flushed with blush hoodies, cranberry jeans and plum colorblock sweatshirts. Detail-conscious designer Rogan Gregory jazzes up his timeless pieces with wide pleats on men’s button-ups and subtle asymmetrical hems mimicked in shirts and skirts for women. There’s also a resurgence of Gregory's little quotes and sayings, which are sewn into the tops and pants with Rogan's recognizable blocky font. We picked out some favorites: a tailored grey dress perfect for layering, a men’s navy canvas shirt coat, a woman’s lace print top. But if you wait for summer's end to shop this cold weather collection, you just might find a diminished selection. Blessing informs us that sweaters at her LA locations are selling better than at her Chicago location. “It gets so cold at night in LA, so people can wear sweaters year round.” , she explains.
As the pop up presses on, Apartment Number 9 will be receiving some additional items, including more denim, knit fingerless gloves, beanies, and hooded scarves. But the Roganification ends Sept. 2nd to make way for the Jack Spade fall launch on the 10th, so pop in while you can.
· Next Up for Apartment Number 9's Pop-Up: Loomstate, then Rogan [Racked]
· First Look: Trovata and Apartment Number 9 Bring Great Lakes to BH [Racked]