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The first of the Fall Preview issues drops this week with New York Magazine's take on what we all can look forward to in the upcoming months. Their fashion and shopping preview covers some of the same ground that we've been stomping around on for months, but also throws a few juicy, previously unreported tidbits our way. Starting things off is their regular 'Best Bets' feature, which this week is filled with Muji goods and an interview with the store's design team. There we learn that the two stateside Muji stores will carry "furniture, fabrics, apparel, housewares, cosmetic supplies, outdoor goods, and electronics" and that "Only the food range is not going to be imported." Apparently, the 3,000-square-foot Soho location (455 Broadway between Grand and Howard Streets) is set to open first, in November, and the store slated for the new New York Times building on Eighth Avenue near the Port Authority will follow.
Also slated to open in November is reasonably-priced home furnishings shop CB2 (the younger sibling of Crate & Barrel) close to Muji at 451 Broadway between Grand and Howard Streets and Madewell (J. Crew's hipper spin off) at 486 Broadway at Broome Street. By now, news of both is a bit old hat.
NY Mag's editors do have some fresh material up their sleeves. Regarding that mysterious Marc Jacobs store coming to 382 Bleecker: it will be, as rumored, a Marc Jacobs Men's store. It should open the first week of September. We also hear of British-born menswear designer Keanan Duffty's collection for Target, which is slated to hit stores October 15th. This is particularly notable, being that the mass retailer has
not as of yet catered to men with its high/low pairings concentrated primarily on women with its high/low pairings. The line will include "tuxedo jackets, jeans, and rocker tees."
Also included in the Fall Preview issue, four additional store openings on the horizon:
1) Chopard is scheduled to open on October 22nd at 709 Madison Avenue and 63rd Street, not too far from Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry.
2) Shoe store Diana Broussard will gain a flagship at 22 Christopher Street in early September, replacing decorations shop Matt McGhee.
3) Roberto Cavalli's Just Cavalli boutique will open at 665 Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street the first week of September, two months before his threads for H&M debut.
4) High-end luggage purveyor Lambertson Truex will open a shop at 692 Madison Avenue between 62nd and 63rd Streets the second week of September.
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