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Agnès Troublé is a name you might not recognize, but she's been a Soho mainstay for years as agnès b. Troublé first opened on Prince Street in 1980, long before the Milan and Paris fashion houses took over. On April 1, she'll be celebrating her new location on Howard Street with works from the art-world friends she's amassed over the years.
Originally, it was the indie art scene that brought Troublé to Soho, so it's only fitting that her new location will double as a gallery featuring such New York artistic staples as Rostarr, Dan Colen, Harmony Korine, and Ryans McGinness and McGinley. The gallery, which takes up 500 square feet of the 3,000-square-foot store, will house a limited edition t-shirt collection, which will be on display on opening night. But the history of the new space goes beyond Soho's art-world roots. It dates back to 1863, when it was the New York State Soldiers Depot, a hospital and resting pad for troops.
· A New SoHo Home for Agnes b. [WWD, subscription req'd]]
· agnès b. Coming Back to Soho at 50 Howard Street [Racked NY]