Eugene here. I am opening a store in Atlanta with my good friend Lauren Amos, called ANT/DOTE. I can finally reveal my new role as the store’s director. It’s a new and very important chapter in my life, one that’s been in the making for years. I wrote about the store below, but I wanted to add a personal note to say how incredibly exciting and interesting it has been to work on this project. I think that deep down every critic, as a tastemaker – and let’s face it, criticism is in part tastemaking – fantasizes about opening a store. I know I have. In a way a store is another way of testing one’s position, one’s ability, prowess, determination, but also one’s limitations.

As always, I would be nowhere without you, without the StyleZeitgeist audience, without likeminded people. I hope you come on this new ride with me. We are ANT/DOTE.

Announcing the StyleZeitgeist Podcast

Dear friends of StyleZeitgeist,

As many of you know StyleZeitgeist has always been a fiercely independent and a critically minded publication, not an easy accomplishment in the world of fashion. We have fought hard for our right to say what others only think. We have been doing our best to bring you thought-provoking perspective, original photography, show coverage, and otherwise relevant information that people of discerning taste desire. We’ve never insulted your intelligence, because we respect your intelligence too much. We know the feeling is mutual.

We are now embarking on a new chapter, a dedicated StyleZeitgeist podcast. This format will allow us to bring you the same approach to fashion journalism but on a more engaging level. The idea for the podcast came out of my freewheeling conversations with designers, other journalists, and various creatives that when edited down for the printed page lost some of their spontaneity due to the demands of the written format.

StyleZeitgeist Logo Pin

Being a part of SZ community, you probably know that we love the interplay of music and fashion. The two intrinsically go together. Music merch has always been dear to us, and this is our first attempt to give StyleZeitgeist that spin in physical form. Remember how in high school you wore a band tee and saw someone wearing one too and it was a reason to struck up a conversation and maybe make a friend? We hope these pins will be like that. After all SZ has began as a community and remains one.