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Madison Avenue's spring shopping season has officially kicked off with three store openings. According to Madison Avenue Spy, Brooks Brothers debuted early last week in the 3,000-square-foot space at 86th and Madison that used to house Talbots. The store will focus mostly on menswear but also carry fleece and clothing for kids of both genders.
About twenty blocks down on 64th and Madison, Austrian jewelry line Frey Wille has also opened its doors in the former home of Furla. As our friend the Spy points out, the fact that Frey Wille specializes in enamel bracelets makes it a direct competitor to Hermès, which is historically the main supplier of bangles to Madison Avenue wrists.
Store number three, the Michael Kors flagship, opened this morning at 68th and Madison. We'll have photos and more details soon, but for now, please enjoy a glimpse at the shop's two-story video wall, captured by a Twitter tipster on Saturday.
· Now Open: Brooks Brothers, Frey Wille and ... Michael Kors [Madison Avenue Spy]
· Austrian Jeweler Inadvertently Makes Madison Think About Whales [Racked NY]
· Michael Kors Flagship Sails South to Former Ungaro Space [Racked NY]