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Upper East Side: Opening men's-only stores really is popular these days. J.Crew's doing it, Ralph Lauren's doing it, and now luxury retailer Hermès is getting in on the action. As was reported this morning, the French brand is planning to open an outpost just for the gents in 2009 to be located directly across from their current UES location at 691 Madison and 62nd Street. It will be typically upscale, offering the coveted neckwear and suiting, with an "entire floor...dedicated to Sur-mesure and Demi-mesure services, an extensive department for customization and made-to-measure items." Traders: Those bespoke binges at the Wall Street store were noted.
· Hermes to Open Men’s Store [DNR]
· Hermes Adds Men's-Only on Madison [WWD, subscription req]
· Now Open: Hermès [Racked]