The 1929 opened last year, "inspired by the Great Depression," which grossed some people out. They served soup to hungry fashionistas. Sometime since then and now, things changed. The store now stays shuttered all day, and comes alive again after hours when the gates rise.
Recently, this has included painting the walls, cutting clothes, creating window displays, and general hanging out, with people moving all about inside in what looks like a designers studio with fabric, sewing tables, mannequins, ladders, and miscellaneous debris strewn about.
So who and what is going at 176 Mott St?