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HERALD SQUARE—While checking out Kira Plastinina's transformation into Who.A.U., we also snooped around the incoming Esprit store, which will ultimately become North America's largest Esprit retail location. Esprit is currently renovating a space famously denied by Steve Jobs. Apple went as far as applying for a building permit at 21 W. 34th St before Jobs deemed it unworthy. Now, construction workers are moving in and out of the 18,000-square-foot space between Fifth and Sixth, prepping for the March 2010 opening. [Racked; NYO]
SOHO—Normally we'd discourage you from braving Broadway on Christmas Eve eve, but this just popped up in the comments section of our countdown of the year's best collabs. Brace: "Christopher Kane for Topshop JUST went on sale in the NY store today!!! Just got the eyelet chain clutch pictured! Originally $200, got it for $40!! Crazy AMAZING discounts!" [Racked Comments]