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The Yigal Azrouël neighborhood swap is officially complete. The designer's Madison Avenue store opened this week, replacing the one that closed after ten years in Meatpacking last month. The store is pretty basic in its design (there's white oak floors, wood ceiling beams, and a concrete facade), which according to WWD, means it can be easily replicated.
Donata Minelli, the brand's CEO, explains that in the next five years, there will hopefully be ten more Yigal Azrouël stores (the next is headed for Russia) and five more locations for the diffusion line, Cut25. There's already one of those in Soho, and Minelli says that they're looking at Lexington Avenue for another.
· Yigal Azrouël Unveils New Home on Madison Ave. [WWD]
· Yigal Azrouël to Swap Meatpacking Store for Madison Avenue [Racked NY]
· Yigal Azrouël's Cut25 Has Its First Solo Spot on Grand Street [Racked NY]