Alife Rivington Club
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For the coolest new and limited edition trainers
Noteworthy for: Dime magazine (the magazine of the National Basketball Association) named Alife the 'Best Sneaker Store in the World'.
This is New York's Mecca for serious trainer fans. With a coveted collection of newly released, exclusive and limited edition footwear, Alife Rivington Club is notable for stocking styles offered by no other shop.
Inspired by the elite Harvard Club, the decor - soft leather couches, bright crimson carpet, impressive crystal chandelier - elevates the trainer to a work of art. Each shoe has its own mahogany cubbyhole and is bathed in light, as if you were looking at a masterpiece. And for many trainer fanatics who come here, that's exactly what they're thinking. The incognito shop is unmarked, so be sure to look for the buzzer to gain entry.