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Brooks Brothers is planning to open a boutique for its Black Fleece collection, a collaboration with hot menswear designer Thom Browne, in the West Village. "Just a day after passing along his Friends & Family discount, our favorite salesperson had too much champagne and instead of spilling his wine he leaked the news Brooks Brothers is opening their first standalone Black Fleece boutique later this year—as was hinted at in DNR last fall—bringing Thom Browne's next collection to Bleecker Street and continuing to develop the neighborhood as a testing ground for designer concept shops." The projected opening date and the address of the store are currently unknown. [The Life Vicarious]