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Signs of retail life are beginning to emerge at the South Street Seaport, starting with Superdry—appropriate, no? They're one of the first national retailers to reopen in the Lower Manhattan locale that was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy last fall. Their doors have been open since last week, and yesterday they celebrated the occasion with a DJ party and celebrity guests, where all purchases donated a back-to-school item for a city child in need.
However, there's still a lot of work to be done before things are back to normal. Though Abercrombie & Fitch also opened last week, as a commenter pointed out, there are still lots of other stores, including Coach and J. Crew, that have yet to welcome back their customers there. Other initiatives like See/Change, featuring pop-up shops and dining experiences, have invigorated the area with visitors in the meantime. We'll keep you updated on the re-openings as we get word.—Laura Gurfein
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