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We're definitely experiencing a resurgence of long-gone 80's brands: Today The Limited opened a pop-up shop at 134 Spring Street in Soho. Their goal is to remind New Yorkers that the company exists, and it seems to be working. The shop is filled with trendy day-to-night looks, and there's a special emphasis on the Limited's once-big '80s line Forenza, the name of which is emblazoned on a wall over a rainbow of Forenza sweaters.
Tailored and hip yet very work-appropriate, the clothes definitely speak to the 80's, though they don't feel impossibly retro. Overall, prices were really affordable, ranging from T-shirts for $29.50 (one particular cute tee, which had print of jewels around the neckline, was worn by all the salespeople) to a one-of-a-kind leather jacket for $258. We a few interesting one-shouldered pieces, including dresses and a standout gray sequined top for $69.50. Dresses ran from around $80 to $128 and came mostly in black with varying prints and cuts. There were of course classic work blazers, tweed dresses, and many cowl-neck and turtleneck basic sweaters, as well as cardigans.
The shop, which is open through Saturday, is definitely worth a visit. (Even if the clothes don't tickle your fancy, you can at least snag one of the black-and-white cookies or custom labeled water bottles set out front.) And if you do undergo the conversion experience the company would like you to have, you can find Limited stores in the Short Hills Mall or the Menlo Park Mall in New Jersey, plus a couple other locations in Staten Island.—Lauren Frankfort
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· The Limited [Official Site]