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Kesner, the West Village menswear boutique with great intentions and poor timing, has finally closed. Opened about two years ago, the day after everyone in the City had lost their jobs, the shop launched with a collection of fabulous (if sometimes frivolous) very high-end menswear from emerging American and cult European labels including Neil Barrett, Patrik Ervell and Yigal Azrouël.
Several iterations followed: The introduction of buzzy, less expensive lines (Burkman Bros, Caulfield Preparatory); big name exclusives (Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier); even experimenting with smatterings of womenswear (Vena Cava, Elizabeth and James). After at least a couple rumored closings the shop has finally bit the dust—it will be missed. Does this mean another big brand boutique for the West Village Mall? We don't know yet, but we do know it's definitely back to the internet (or the UK) for Westwood, boys.
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