At first glance, it seems that Metropark is a men and women's fashion retailer with an identity crisis. They encourage freedom of artistic expression through music, art and, of course, fashion. They describe themselves as being a place where club meets street boutique. And they carry apparel and accessories for men and women from over 50 designers. At Metropark, shoes are not merely shoes, they are visual works of art. Tops run the gamut from letter sweaters made modern to comfortable button downs. T-shirts feature taboo-inspired art. There's a men's shirt called, "The Clash." Customers can find the conservative stylings of Karen Kane, make a strong statement with e.vil's tees, and strut down the street clad in jeans from 7 For All Mankind. So while a cursory glance shows a fashion retailer in a state of flux, closer inspection reveals that Metropark knows exactly who and what they are. They are the place for young trendsetters to find affordable fashion.