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East Village boutique Den, which dedicates itself to one label every few months, has been made over into a Richard Chai shop. From the press release that landed in the Racked Inbox: "The installation will carry a large part of his Men’s Spring 09 collection that was presented in Paris along with some new and exclusive pieces cut specially for the store. In addition to the men’s collection will be a small capsule of Richard Chai womenswear, which features such signature design elements as French seaming, arc details, and refined tailoring. Also showcased in Richard’s installation will be the artwork of his friend, artist Daniel Peddle. His collages, created from found and recycled papers serve as the backdrop for the store." Chai will be in-residence at the store for the next month or so. [Racked Inbox]