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North and south of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, it's all about hip boutiques in expensive storefronts. On Delancey itself, however, the options are a little more mass. The Observer reports that new retail space 130 Delancey Street has locked in two national brands: The Children's Place, which will occupy 3,700 square feet on the ground floor and 2,000 square feet in the basement, and Payless, which will be housed in 3,300 square feet on the corner of Delancey and Norfolk. Payless and the LES go way back: The company had a Delancey Street store as recently as a few years ago, and it sells a collection named after the neighborhood.
In other Payless news, the company is teaming up with Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi for a line of bags and footwear. Unlike previous Payless collabs with designers like Christian Siriano and Isabel Toledo, this one will be sold in Latin America. Tcherassi doesn't have much of a profile in the United States, but based on the few early images from Stylelist (pictured above), we're hoping the colorful shoes will be available on Delancey as well as in Bogotá.
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