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Freitag must have liked what they saw while signing up for the Festival of Ideas for the New City, because Bowery Boogie confirms they'll be opening up a shop on 1 Prince Street very soon. Like, this Thursday soon. The opening coincides with the Freitag Compost Canteen that will be set up for the StreetFest at Salon 94 on Saturday May 7, so it looks like when it rains, it really does pour.
This means that now you can conveniently get your hands on the infamous tarp messenger bags for the first time, ever, in a dedicated stateside store. Bowery Boogie reports that on Friday, the gates were lifted and prep work began on the new store, and that opening day is somehow already slated for Thursday. Just imagine a world where all highly-anticipated store openings happened this fast.
Freitag Opening on the Bowery [Bowery Boogie]
Coming This May: A Big, Arty, Bowery Street Festival [Racked NY]
Freitag [Official Site]