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During all the holiday frenzy, the Thanksgiving weekend opening of the Columbus Avenue Comptoirs des Cotonniers almost slipped through the retail cracks. Just narrowly making its predicted unveiling date, the newly opened boutique is a Euro-style minimalist complement to next-door-neighbor Rag & Bone's vintage-chic outpost. When we dropped in around noon today, the brightly lit store had a decent stream of customers coming in and out (after all, it is a weekday) while French pop music played in the background.
The shop is full of the signature understated French-inflected womenswear, shoes, bags and accessories. We felt ourselves veering toward the pieces that would keep us warm since it's freezing outside, so we took note of a soft and plush cropped lambswool jacket ($910), two lovely wool below-the-knee coats (a winter white and a natty tweed number both for $350), a delicate navy cardie ($135), a seasonal yellow and orange toned plaid button down ($135) and an adorable one-piece chocolate brown sweater with attached flared skirt ($175).
The shop will be right at home with the other kids in the 'hood, including Wink, Reiss, Burberry Brit and yes, the much maligned, but always popular Uggs. Next big question: When will Uggs finally get a neighbor?
· Rag & Bone's Columbus Avenue Mystery Neighbor Unmasked [Racked]
· Comptoirs des Cotonniers [Official Site]