Etiqueta Negra Launches Online Store

etiqueta negra 4all images from Etiqueta Negra.

I first heard about Etiqueta Negra when I read of their New York store opening at the end of 2008.  A leading supplier of  menswear in its home country, Argentina, the Lafayette Street store opening signified the company’s entry into the US markets.  I remember seeing images of the storefront and store interior, and making a mental note to check it out in person the next time I was in the city.  However, I’ve now received notice that they have launched an online store.  Per The Shophound, the label has been described as “Argentinian Tom Ford.”  I also think it’s a very compatible answer to H&M’s COS division…which, who knows when if ever it’ll hit stateside.  The collection is consistently clean and sharp and gives the sense of modern wear-to-work with taste and quality.  “Etiqueta Negra” literally translates into “Black Label” in English, and I find the minimal name punctual and very suited to the collection.

etiqueta negra 7

etiqueta negra 7

I particularly like these monk-strap style shoes.  Unfortunately, I cannot find them online for purchase.  They are a part of the Spring 2009 collection…so if it’s Fall 2009 here, wouldn’t that translate to Spring 2009 down there across the equator?  Regardless, I suspect their online store is an edited-down selection of their offerings…I’m particularly taking a liking to this duffle, it looks smart and tasteful for the man who wishes to travel in style but without garnering attention to his travel luggage — cause we all feel we need to give our LV Keepall a rest every so often — at $420 USD, the duffle is a very reasonable pricepoint, especially since it too, is canvas and leather.

etiqueta negra 9

Check out to see the rest of their online store.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s