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Jay Godfrey is preparing to open his first stand-alone store in the Meatpacking District, at 810 Washington Street just underneath the High Line and right next to Intermix. He's even planning to decorate it so that it kind of looks like the High Line; he tells WWD, "We have the underside of a railroad as part of the ceiling. I want to keep all of that exposed."
Godfrey started his ready-to-wear business five years ago, after leaving his job as a Citibank trader. His line is currently sold at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, and the new store is posed to do quite well on its own: For its first year, it's expected to pull in $1 million. While he's been known as a go-to for dresses, Godfrey says he'll be expanding the line into a more complete collection, and will include tops, skirts, pants, jackets, and costume jewelry in the shop. City Biz Real Estate reports that it's slated to open in the spring.
· Jay Godfrey Set to Open First Store [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Jay Godfrey Opening First Retail Store in Meatpacking [City Biz Real Estate]
· Jay Godfrey [Official Site]