Guest Blog: Elena Bowes visits Hayward House


Apologies, Elena and I had a bit of a techie glitch on her Friday post with images, she visited two shops for us in her New York Like A Local blogpost series, so here is what happened in part two of her visit to Creel & Gow…

Smack next door to Creel & Gow is Hayward House, a luxurious shop on the first floor of Grosvenor Atterbury’s arts & crafts mansion.

Launched by Marin Hopper in tribute to her star-studded parents – actor, photographer and general Hollywood legend and bad boy Dennis Hopper and the glamorous, chic actress, writer Brooke Hayward. The shop is divided into two parts, yin and yang, mother and father…


The Hayward section carries gorgeous python, alligator and crocodile hand bags made at Hayward Finesse, a Manhattan-based factory on 33rd street that ranks as the longest family-operated handbag factory in the U.S.



On the other side of the shop is the macho Hopper menswear side

with iconic photographs, Stetson hats, menswear and jewellery. The Dodge hat below is a collaboration between Stetson and Hopper. Below is Hayward manager Jimmy Broadlick modelling the look.


This hip copper jewellery…


is designed by the equally hip Brooklyn-based designer Burkindy from Burkina, Faso in West Africa.

Definitely ask to use the loo. The wallpaper is lined with famous friends (Jane Fonda and Jack Nicholson to name a few) and family tree wallpaper. Quite a family!

hopper01Hayward House has a website which gives you a further idea of its fabulousness. If you are visiting New York soon, check out the rest of Elena’s blog posts on off-the-radar places to go. More from Elena Bowes here


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