Brooklyn’s The Hill-Side has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. What started off as the side project of brothers Emil and Sandy Corsillo in the back room of menswear and related oddities retail store Hickoree’s, has since become their main endeavor.
The team decided to close down the Hickoree’s “Floor Two” retail space for good last month and keep the rest of the business online. In its wake, however, they opened a brand new store, dedicated to The Hill-Side wares about a half mile away in the previous space of home goods store Joinery.
The new spot fuses the brand’s American roots with its Japanese obsession. The entrance features not only a traditional cloth “Noren” emblazoned with the brand’s “the” script, but also a stone mosaic done in the same style as NYC Subway stations. Topping it all off is a bright blue neon sign in their “cattle brand” logo.
The interior’s minimalistic and industrial, but maintains the playfulness the brand is known for–think new age hardware store more than Scandinavian coffee bar. The Hill-Side’s entire range of apparel, footwear (including the sneakers we currently have up for giveaway), pottery, and accessories is on offer, as well as select pieces from the Hickoree’s lineup like Tender Co., Kaptain Sunshine, and Phigvel.
The store is open from noon to 7pm everyday except Mondays at 263 South 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211.