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Storecasting: Vivienne Tam

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Here, a shot of the soon-to-open Vivienne Tam boutique at Andre Balazs' glassy 40 Mercer Street at Grand. A tipster, who sent the image, writes, "They were putting up some VT signage in the Grand Street windows on Friday 5/25..." Tam is known for her Asian-inspired designs; collections often include embroidered kimonos alongside chic, modern separates. The 2,200-square-foot Mercer Street space, slated to open sometime this summer, will be the fashion designer's second go at a brick-and-mortar retail space in NYC—the first, located at 99 Greene Street, closed over a year ago. For those following bank developments: Tam's neighbor at 40 Mercer is a shiny, newish Wachovia outpost.
· Vivienne Tam [Official Site]
· Curbed BuildingCrasher: 40 Mercer [Curbed]