Creel and Gowâ€”A Cabinet of Curiosities
Circumnavigate the globe without ever leaving the Upper East Side! At Creel and Gow, youâ€™ll find unique items from around the world, scavenged by two collectorsâ€”as the name suggestsâ€”Jamie Creel and Christopher Gow. Taxidermy, minerals, paintings, a 30-million year old turtle shellâ€¦ if you can think of it, chances are Creel and Gowâ€™s got something like it.
Creel and Gow is a cabinet of curiosities in the truest sense of the word, where the main criteria to make it into Creel and Gowâ€™s collection seems to be that whatever it is, it comes from, or is
inspired by, the Earth. Every item, from narwhal tusks to ostrich eggs and everything in between, is representative of some aspect of the natural world.
When co-owner Creel was 15 years old, he was sent by his parents to Kenya for a few months and came back with a fascination for the indigenous, items and objects unique to cultures around the world. To the Kenyan locals, his Levi blue jeans were invaluable, but to Creel, their woven baskets were priceless. He returned to New York one pair of jeans poorer but with a life-long passion.
He and Gow have created an anthropologistâ€™s dream store. Anyone with a taste for the one-of-a-kind can find something to appreciate at Creel and Gow.
Creel and Gow is nestled within the Grosvenor Atterburyâ€™s former townhouse, beneath another luxury boutique, Hayward House, run by the daughter of Hollywood icons Brooke Hayward and Dennis Hopper.
Creel and Gow is difficult to comprehend without witnessing it with your own eyes. So head to 131 East 70th Street and explore the wonders of its inventory.
The world is your oysterâ€”or your fossilized crab from the Eocene periodâ€”at Creel and Gow.
You can reach this Upper East Side townhouse on East 70th Street and Lexington by taking the 6 Train to the 68th Street station.
Can be reached at (212) 327-4281
Location: 131 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021