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Despite the fact that its parent brand Kellwood is struggling to avoid bankruptcy, sportswear brand Vince has big expansion plans. The label, which arrived in the Meatpacking District this February, plans to open ten new stores around the country, including one Nolita store on July 25. "I would be lying if I said it isn’t a little scary rolling out in a recession, but I see a lot of opportunity in these neighborhoods we are entering,” the co-founder told WWD. "We have an opportunity now that we didn’t have three years ago when we started looking at locations. The rents are lower, and there are some prime spots that have become available.” That Nolita location is prime indeed. [WWD, subscription req'd; Previously]