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BlackBook's blog Fashioneer dug up some intriguing new tidbits about the mysterious A.P.C. store slated to open on Bleecker. First off, we now have an address: 92 Perry Street, on the corner of Perry and Bleecker. The same corner currently houses Olive and Bette's, but only for another few days, so it's a safe bet that A.P.C. will take over their space. There's also an opening date: The end of September.
Both of these facts come from a note on A.P.C.'s website which reads in full: "By the end of September, there shall be a new A.P.C. store in New York City. It will be on 92 Perry Street, right in the West village and its inspiring ghosts." Ghosts! Shall! Despite the rampant mallifying of Bleecker, it's hard to hate on these guys when they insist on being so incredibly French and winsome (and it doesn't hurt that they're taking over from clothing boutique that sells $1000 leather leggings rather than, say, a longstanding antique store.)
In an interview with Interview, A.P.C. founder Jean Touitoi explained why he likes the West Village: "It seems to me that there are some corners of that part of town that are the most charming, yet raw, in the world." Ultimately, he adds, he'd like to have two Perry Street stores. One will be devoted to the full collection, while the other will focus more on jeans and accessories.
Update: As commenters have pointed out, Olive and Bette's will become Michael Kors. 92 Perry is a separate space.
· A.P.C.’s New NYC Shop [BlackBook]
· New A.P.C. Store in NYC September 2010 [A.P.C. Journal]
· Jean Touitou [Interview]