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The centerpiece of the massive renovation to the main floor of Macy's in Herald Square is now complete. On Friday, the department store debuted its new Coach shop-in-shop: a 1,930-square-foot space that's about 70% larger than the previous Coach destination. The whole thing was created by the architecture firm OMA, who also recently designed the Raleigh boutique in Nolita.
The highlights of the new shop include a wall of 15-foot LED lights and screens, and a dozen columns that play video presentations. Once the columns are touched, though, they'll actually transform into mirrors, meaning customers can walk up to any column for a glimpse of what they'll look like carrying one of the bags on the floor. Essentially, it's the techiest way to avoid mirror crowding.
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