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German-born, Bauhaus-trained designer Hans Koch has been selling leather bags and other accessories on Prince Street since 1980—an eternity in Soho years. But his reign on Prince is coming to an end on March 31st, when Koch officially retires. The space is spoken for, he tells us, but he didn't feel at liberty to reveal the name.
Before Koch closes for good, get 30% off his handbags and jewelry. As closing discounts go, it's not a huge one, but Koch's merchandise is pretty special. He supervises the production of each piece, doing much of the work by hand, and he never, ever repeats a design. That's right: Every item in the shop is completely one-of-a-kind—a description that's getting harder and harder to apply to anything in Soho.
· Hans Koch [NYMag]