Along with the recent opening of Tretorn's first NYC store, their recently announced Autumn/Winter 2008 collection, called Gullwing, is full of shoes riffing on the preppy classic in ways we can get behind. The Skymra, for example, swaps out laces for asymmetrical elastic bands, transforming the classic silhouette of the tennis shoe into an avant-slip-on. The canvas version ($70) in bright yellow with a gray band is one of those perfectly harmonious colorways and will likely become a summer wardrobe staple.
The 1300 square-foot new Soho shop, only the second flagship worldwide (the first opened in D.C. last year), is something to get excited about too, featuring Tretorn's apparel and footwear lines, as well as bikes, boats and other "lifestyle" products. See more images (store photos by Dustin Ross) after the jump.