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RackedWire: Kiehl's To Settle In FiDi?

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FIDI—In regards to the curious deal Keihl's is alerting its customers to via email (pictured above; full image here), a reader writes: "You can chalk this up to a combination of wild speculation and wishful thinking, but could this email be a hint of a new kiehl's location opening up in the financial district? It would fit in with the other 'luxury' brands opening on wall st...." Anyone have some intel about the situation they're willing to share? [RackedWire Inbox]

NATIONAL—We're a bit behind on this, but we did want to mention that the Simply Vera Vera Wang collection for Kohl's is now 30% off. The line debuted less than two weeks ago. Wonder what prompted that markdown? [RackedWire]

MEPA—A worrisome email, from a tipster: "Word is Karkula, the cool furniture store on Gansevoort street in the meatpacking district, has lost their lease and has to move. The landlord wanted to raise the rent to over $250/sqft and found someone to pay it. The 2 questions are: who's moving in? and where is Karkula moving? Word is somewhere in Tribecca." [RackedWire Inbox]