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UPPER WEST SIDE—Though it proved impossible to speak with a real person at any one of Best Buy's many Manhattan stores (why does no one bother to pick up the phone when it rings?), we heard via a tipster that the company's Columbus Circle outpost should be opening soon, if it hasn't already. From the inbox: "Not sure this rises to the level of an item for you but the Best Buy on the Broadway side of 15 CPW looks like it's gonna open any second now...." Can't. Hardly. Wait. [RackedWire Inbox]
WEST VILLAGE—Coach's fancy-pants Legacy store at at 372-374 Bleecker Street is slated to open this Friday. The bags and accessories will be priced much higher than traditional Coach, in an effort by the company to reattain luxury status. That means you'll be shelling out like $700 for purses, instead of about $300. [RackedWire Inbox]