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This morning we put together a list of 2012's most hotly anticipated store openings, among them Balenciaga in Soho. It's been a while since we checked in with them, so this afternoon we headed over to 148 Mercer Street to scope out the progress.
So far, things seem to be moving slowly. A sizable team of men in hard hats were renovating as we watched—presumably working on the "dramatic, open, column-free space" that we heard about last June. But Balenciaga itself won't start work on the store until this summer. We're sure the space, and those gorgeous bags, will be worth the wait.—Jamie Cooper
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