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And now for a miniature roundup of midtown news: Men's shirtmakers s.kulhman recently touched down on the corner of Third Avenue and 59th Street. The company plans to expand to other major cities, but they're starting with NYC. Meanwhile, a few blocks away, Douglas Hannant has opened in the perpetually under-shopped retail mall under the Plaza. The designer told WWD that the lonely location suits him because his clients are all about exclusivity. (They're also all about paying over over $2,000 for a dress, although, as WWD notes, "in a concession to the economy, he’s introduced some day dresses for $1,700.") Hannant has requested that the Plaza provide him with a white-gloved doorman, "topiaries in planters," and an awning outside the building announcing that the retail corridor exists. So far he's managed to swing the latter, which ought to help business at least a little. [RackedWire; WWD]