Té Casan is taking on the New York retail footwear market with the launch on November 30th of its first outpost in the US, its Soho boutique at 328 West Broadway. The name té casan means “Women’s Way” in Old Gaelic. This new global brand is the brain chilled of Yaron Kopel and features handcrafted, limited edition shoe collections from seven emerging designers, providing a fascinating array of styles priced from $200 to $500. The designers include Gaetano Perrone, Manuela Filipovic, Hector Rubio, Gianluca Soldi, Zoe Lee, Fay.B, and Niki Robinson.
The capacity crowd at the launch party enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oevres while entertainment was provided by aerialists from Arial Artistry performing in the store windows. The three level shoe boutique, said to be New York’s largest shoe store, features cocoon-like areas in which to try on footwear. The evening was hosted by Amy Sacco, Mary Alice Stephenson, Lucy Sykes, Zani Gugelmann, Marisa Brown, and Sarah Bailey in support of Free Arts NYC, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting abused, neglected, and at risk children and their families though creative and artistic outlets.