South African Sandals, New York Leather Apparel & Italian Fabrics are Creating the Seaport’s Retail Renaissance

Meet the newest shops at the South Street Seaport!  From footwear to art to facial exercise, the newest shops at the South Street Seaport have got you covered.

For authentic handmade boots, shoes and sandals from South Africa, Kenya and Namibia, head over to Brother Vellies (4 Fulton Street ).  Founder Aurora James takes pride in showcasing her favorite traditional footwear in styles that stand the test of time — all while sustaining artisanal jobs in Africa.

Christian Benner Custom (189 Front Street) masters the art of taking existing pieces of rock tees and leather goods and redesigning, distressing and giving them a new life with a one-of-a-kind touch. From Mila Kunis to Brad Pitt to Taylor Swift, Christian Benner’s growing global following has responded enthusiastically to a decidedly vintage-cool brand.

Find that “perfect dress” at Project Gravitas (4 Fulton Street).  Inspiring women with confidence through its use of Italian fabrics, NYC luxury designs and a slimming shapewear secret, each dress is made with precision tailoring that ensures impeccable comfort and fit.

Looking for a unique touch to add to your apartment or a beautiful gift to give for that special occasion?  Find a wide range of original, limited edition design objects, furniture, frames, jewelry, books and Apothecaries at Whisper Editions (8 Fulton Street).  All their collections are carefully selected and created by an exclusive group of artists and designers.

Soothe your tired, stressed skin at Skin Gym Face Fitness (188 Front Street).  It’s the newest trend in skincare through facial exercise!  Easy, affordable and quick, it only takes 15 minutes — and the frequent visits add up for a cumulative, wholesome effect! Touch therapy and exercise is a lifestyle here, working to create beauty from the inside out.

To check out more shops at the South Street Seaport, as well as a complete directory listing, click here.