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The memorial to designer Alexander McQueen in front of his West 14th Street store began with only a few roses on the last Thursday night, after his death was announced, and today we the begin the sixth day with a pile more.
Although the store re-opened over the weekend, the window has been cleared of a display to make way for a simple bouquet and the small, black death announcement. Inside, the store is packed as shoppers honor McQueen's genius the best way they know how: with their credit cards.
Although the future of the Alexander McQueen brand owned by the Gucci Group is uncertain, we know for now that the store is making bank. We just wish it didn't have to be for such a sad reason.
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