clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Chanel's Manicure Line: Upper West Siders' Century 21 Concerns

New, 3 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

SOHO—Behold the line for khaki manicures at Chanel as of 5pm. It's going to be a crazy night, folks. [RackedWire]

UPPER WEST SIDE—The news that Barnes & Noble is shuttering and Century 21 taking its place seems highly symbolic to some Upper West Siders, who worry that their ares is losing its reputation as a home to artists and intellectuals. In a this WSJ article, locals bemoan the loss of little neighborhood institutions and the rise of big box stores. Of course, this isn't the Strand we're talking about here—Barnes & Noble is a big box itself. But we do feel for the local Ann Taylor Loft manager who tells the paper, "I think the opening of a new mega-retail outlet is going to be very challenging for us." [WSJ]

Century 21 - Lower Manhattan

22 Cortlandt Street, New York, NY 10007 Visit Website

Chanel

139 Spring Street, New York NY