Recap: Carhartt WIP E1 Store Launch

Last Thursday, Carhartt – Work In Progress established themselves in the land of East London, renovating a 200 year old shop to great success.

Located very prominently on Shoreditch Highstreet, the new Carhartt WIP store sees the brand move into a beautifully renovated and not overly large space. Sticking to the roots of the 200 year old listed building, Carhartt WIP have sourced a collection of reclaimed materials such as decking from an old amusement pier in Great Yarmouth, Douglass fir timbers from a decommissioned British Military barracks in Gloucester and 200 year old oak from a small Scottish dairy farm. Pretty impressive, no?

The store itself is beautifully clean and understated, retaining a rugged industrial feel that is softened by the extensive use of aged wood. The neon logos, created by artist Pietro Sanguineti, bring a modern edge to the store while keeping it almost retro in a way. The Red/Orange piece inside the shop is really quite something.

The store is stocking a very deliberate and focused selection of clothing from the brand, including their collaborative efforts with the likes of Uniform Experiment, A.P.C. and Neighborhood. When you’re next in the Shoreditch area, I strongly advise visiting this store, if only for the decor.

Carhartt WIP E1
191 Shoreditch Highstreet
E1 6HU

Photography: Alex Synamatix

Alex Synamatix

One of three co-founders at THE DAILY STREET, Alex is our Editor-in-Chief, overseeing all TDS activity. Outside of TDS, Alex is a respected creative in his own right, from art directing club nights (comm•une) to consulting for some of the largest global brands.

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  • Ed

    Did they close their other store near Covent Garden..??

  • Synamatix

    No, it’s still open.

  • Ed

    Oh fair enough. Do you know if its the same stuff or..?

  • George

    I was there! Can’t see myself though.. :(