Aesop Greenwich Avenue store interior

Textural intrigue in a bolthole of calm and quietude

Our Greenwich Avenue signature store, between 7th and 8th Avenues, is situated in a neighbourhood whose sensibilities perfectly complement Aesop’s own: it has been home to an impressive array of artists and writers since the early twentieth century, and long host to a fine cluster of art galleries, small presses and theatres.

Architecture Outfit, designers of Aesop Madison Avenue, describe the new space as ‘a little sidewalk alcove’—an extension of the immaculate streetscape. Recasting a modest material commonly employed in flooring, the architects used coir coils to wrap the interior’s walls and counter, providing textural charm and an enveloping sense of warmth and intimacy.

‘Give me such shows—give me the streets of Manhattan!’

Walt Whitman