A Mr. Robot-Inspired Concept Shop Just Opened—and You Won't Believe What's on Sale
You can now officially deck out your life in everything Mr. Robot. The hit hacker series premieres its second season on July 13, and USA Network has teamed up with New York City concept shop STORY to celebrate its return. The result? A curated in-store-only selection of tech-themed pieces and accessories inspired by the show (think the heart-shaped sunglasses worn by Carly Chaikin’s character, Darlene, and the signature hat that Christian Slater’s Mr. Robot is never without), all surrounded by arcade games and interactive displays that recreate the Coney Island headquarters of “fsociety.”
Based on the idea of cultural disruption, the “Disrupt STORY” retail experience is certainly one-of-a-kind. The store itself is split into four categorized factions: the Founders, the Innovators, the Union of 1s, and the Expressionists—one of whom is none other than the show's star, Carly Chaikin. She painted an original work of art that’s featured on a range of limited-edition merchandise for the installation. “I had been wanting to do a painting of the ‘fsociety’ mask for a while,” the actress and artist told InStyle at the store’s unveiling on June 6. “So this was the perfect opportunity.”
Chaikin's painting is featured on a backpack, T-shirt, journal, and—the star’s personal favorite—a pair of Stance socks in the collection. “I’m the biggest sock fan,” she revealed. “My biggest nightmare in life is walking on carpet barefoot.” The socks may be Chaikin's most-coveted item in the range, but the star made it clear that she’s obsessed with each one of the pieces that displays her art. “I want one of everything,” she said. “I’m going to buy it all, because I love it.”
Scroll down for a peek inside the store, which will be open through July 24.
Carly Chaikin showing off her work
Mr. Robot star Carly Chaikin posed with the Print All Over Me T-shirt featuring her design at the store's unveiling.
Carly Chaikin's Pieces
Inside the store...
You'll find tech gadgets, stray wires, and an iStrategy Labs Evil Corp ATM that shoppers can hack—and even win cash in the process.
Coney Island Corner
Any "fsociety" member will feel right at home with this Coney Island-themed concession stand—popcorn machine, included.
The Elliot Alderson Look
This wall of Elliot's must-haves features everything from his signature American Giant black hoodie to his "fsociety" mask.
This section of the store features arcade games, apparel, and merchandise that reads, "Hello, friend."
The real deal
JackThreads designed replicas of the jacket worn by Mr. Robot himself, Christian Slater, on the show.
A Desk With a Mind of Its Own
This Perch Interactive desk is one step above Elliot's. The touch-enabled display allows visitors to access exclusive content from season two each time they pick up one of the objects on its surface.
These light-up Pop Shoes are sure to catch any tech-savvy shopper's eye with rechargeable LEDs embedded in their soles.
These S'well water bottles allow you to proudly show off your "fsociety" membership on-the-go.
Temporary tattoos, anyone?
Show off your fandom with these removable Tattly designs.
Arcade-inspired Urania Gazelli clutches subtly channel the headquarters of "fsociety."
The Arrivals designed a few sleek alternatives to Elliot's hoodie and Mr. Robot's beige jacket.