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This morning's Women's Wear Daily brings two related Soho bombshells: Kirna Zabête is leaving 96 Greene Street and Rebecca Minkoff is taking over the space.
Kirna co-founder Beth Buccini tells WWD that her store has fully outgrown its location, in part thanks to its recent Target collaboration. She and partner Sarah Easley plan to re-open in late spring somewhere in Soho, though they won't reveal where.
The 3,800-square-foot space should be a better fit for Rebecca Minkoff. The company opened a slightly smaller flagship in Tokyo last March, but this would be its first U.S. store. It should open in late summer or early fall of 2013, kicking off a wave of Minkoff expansion around the country and beyond. CEO Uri Minkoff tells WWD that the company plans to open "a parade of stores" in 2014 and 2015, not to mention shop-in-shops in various department stores.
· Rebecca Minkoff to Open First U.S. Store [WWD]