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Marimekko wants more of a US presence, and that can only mean good things for the city's supply of colorful Scandinavian shower curtains. The Finnish company is opening a showroom in Manhattan sometime this month, but more importantly, they're planning a 1775-square-foot store within a store inside Soho's Crate & Barrel. This won't Marimekko's first New York location—they've got a concept shop on 73rd and Third Avenue—but it will definitely increase their profile with downtown shoppers. Look for the space to open sometime in mid-October, and for it to be followed by more collaborations between the two home furnishing giants.
· Marimekko Expands in US Market [Apartment Therapy]
· Leading Finnish Design House Marimekko Sets Foundation for Stronger Presence in the US [PRNewswire]

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