Ramdane Touhami has worked as a curator, filmmaker, magazine editor, restaurateur, interior decorator, and designer—as well as CEO and creative director of the venerated candle company Cire Trudon, his shares of which he sold earlier this year after a successful revamp. “I needed to express myself through fashion,” he explains of his newest venture: a store that opens this month in a former Chinese massage parlor in New York’s NoLIta neighborhood. “It was an emergency.” Touhami will be the exclusive purveyor of his high-end line of vibrant, somewhat eccentric men’s and women’s wear and dandified calfskin slippers—all available on three- to six-month layaway plans for the benefit of young fashionistas with champagne taste and beer budgets. “It’s my new concept,” he says. “I want to see cool kids wearing my clothes in the street.” (66 Kenmare Street; ramdane.com).