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This morning's New York Times includes a three-pager on Hedi Slimane's first year at Saint Laurent. Though critics have been split on whether his work so far has been brilliant or baffling, one thing's pretty clear: shoppers are eating it up with a spoon. The article cites three iconic NYC stores that have done particularly well with the spring collection: Barneys, Bergdorf, and Jeffrey.
According to the Times, Barneys "had sold 60 percent of its spring order at full price as of last week, including a $14,000 dress. Jeffrey New York also sold out of several key looks." Store owner Jeffrey Kalinsky explains, "When we were buying the collection, I felt like I was seeing dollar signs." As far as Bergorf goes, the department store is building special departments for the brand in both the women's store and the men's store across the street.
· Mr. Provocative [New York Times]
· Breaking: Saint Laurent Is Opening on Greene Street [Racked NY]