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Downtown Meets Uptown: Yumi Kim UES Opened This Morning

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Looks like someone is having a very busy week. While entertaining bargain hunting fans with big deals in close quarters at its sale in Nolita, downtown label Yumi Kim has simultaneously opened its second retail outpost today on Third Avenue and 76th Street. Compared to the Stanton Street flagship, the uptown shop has a bit more of an elegant uptown feel, while still retaining the eclectic whimsy of the lower East Side space.

Inside the sunny shop, bright white walls with detailed molding intermix with the über-girlie pink floral wallpaper. A glittery chandelier and a trio of white bird cages hang from the ceiling. The shelves and tables throughout the shop are accented with flea market-esque pieces like a silvery porcelain elephant and glass vases filled with Pixie Stix. (Not sure if they're for partaking in though). There is also a sizable cushy seating area in the middle of the shop featuring a merry mix of a studded couch and embroidered armchairs straight out of an imaginative children's book. (Very ideal for UES husbands to check their blackberries and bored children to attempt to sit still.)

The shop carries the staple vintage-y prints and patterns in dress, blouse, romper and jumper forms, but at full price here. The shop also features pieces to accent your Yumi Kim lifestyle, such as, Archipelago and Voluspa candles, bold, chunky rings and bracelets, beaded clutches, Jeffrey Campbell gladiators and wedges, and—our favorite—Yumi Kim contrasting print throw pillows. Fun!

The outpost is located next to the National Jean Company and up the avenue from a Scoop locale. Two hours into opening day, shoppers were already drifting in to browse and purchase, presumably spurred on by today's much appreciated summer-like weather.
· The Yumi Kim Sale is Not For the Faint of Heart [Racked NY]
· Yumi Kim Teases an UES Opening Via Twitter [Racked NY]
· Yumi Kim [Official Site]

Yumi Kim

105 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002 212-420-5919 Visit Website