A new boutique featuring the creations of designer Minji Kim opened yesterday on Fifth Avenue between St. Johns and Lincoln, in the space last occupied by Dragonfly Boutique. The shop first opened in 1999 in the East Village and later moved to Mott St. in Nolita, and was a favorite of celebrities including Katie Holmes and Blake Lively before closing after 11 years in February 2015.
Kim has a lengthy resume in the fashion design, costume, and wardrobe industries, and her work has been featured in countless magazines and shows including HBO's Vinyl and ABC's The Family. "She creates her own collection of downtown chic and finds the most unique women's and children's wear discoveries that no one carries," Ms. Fabulous said of her first shop.
Her creations are decidedly funky, and as many of her designs are also geared toward children it makes a lot of sense that Kim would relocate to this neighborhood. This stretch of Fifth has been a boutique row for far more than a decade now, and it's apparently still going strong.