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The Seven Best Store Openings of the Year So Far

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Though we're only two months into the year, 2013 has already seen its fair share of big store openings, including the new Chloé boutique in Soho and the Lanvin men's store on Madison Avenue. After the jump, we've rounded up seven brand new spots to replenish your wardrobe—or get a killer blowout.

1. Equipment on Wooster Street
After what felt like forever, Equipment finally opened its first U.S. store this year in Soho. The French brand's signature silk blouses and colorful sweaters hang alongside white-washed walls, giving the shop a quaint, gallery-like feel.

2. Sandro on Spring Street
And speaking of the French, Sandro continues to grow its New York City empire with a new Spring Street boutique, just steps away from sister-store Maje. In total, this is the fourth Sandro store to hit Manhattan, aside from its Bloomingdale's shop-in-shops.

3. Lanvin Men's on Madison Avenue
Though it opened rather quietly, Lanvin's new Madison Avenue store is a menswear Mecca, stocking formalwear, separates, and even a silk tracksuit or two.

4. DreamDry on West 21t Street
Rachel Zoe's first foray into haircare is an airy, chic Flatiron salon, where everything from a Brigitte Bardot-style bedhead to boho braids are on the menu. Express styles are just $30, but we recommend paying the extra $10 for a shampoo with Oribe's heavenly-smelling products.

5. Erica Weiner on Atlantic Avenue
The second Erica Weiner outpost opened this month in Boerum Hill in the former home of vintage shop Mafalda. Much like the Nolita store, Weiner's fine jewelry and antique pieces are displayed alongside non-traditional decor, like old-school hardcover books and fans.

6. Alexis Bittar on Columbus Avenue
The Upper West Side Alexis Bittar debuted roughly a week ago, with store mascot Mumford—a blue-and-green dyed taxidermy muskox—front and center. Jewelry is featured in cases along the walls, delicately on the center table, and stacked on Mumford's horns.

7. Chloé on Greene Street
Shopping the new Chloé boutique in Soho is like sauntering through a dream closet, with price tags to match. The store occupies a quaint sliver of a space on Greene Street, and houses the new Amelia handbags, which are exclusive to the location.

Honorable mentions go to the less-permanent Warby Parker Meatpacking Annex, and Vanessa Bruno's Soho pop-up shop.


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Erica Weiner Store

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