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When one door closes, another opens. Thus is the case of Casa de Rodriguez shuttering on Stanton, between Suffolk and Clinton, and the latest news that We the People Fashion Collective will take over the space. Bowery Boogie reports that renovations are fast at work, hidden behind a shroud of WWD pages covering the windows.
According to its website, We the People "was established in response to the growing need for talented, emerging designers to gain exposure by providing a space to showcase their line. The carefully curated designers’ lines will marry classic style with a splash of edginess." Designers featured on the site include alumni of Parsons, FIT, Pratt, Marc Jacobs and ThreeAsFour, amongst others. The collective will feature a broad range of fashion items: womenswear, menswear, accessories, jewelry and more. The store is slated to open in Spring 2010.
· Coming Soon: We the People Fashion Collective at 156 Stanton [Bowery Boogie]
· We the People Fashion Collective [Official Site]