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When we first heard about Barneys New York opening a second flagship at their original Chelsea location, the department store was estimating an opening sometime in 2017. But now, WWD is reporting that they've pushed that date way up—to January 2016.
Construction is already underway at the former Loehmann's site, and we already know that it'll have a similar look and feel as the renovated Madison Avenue flagship and rebranded Co-op stores on the Upper West Side and in Brooklyn.
"The store is really being built and strategized as a modern investment for a modern downtown," Barneys CEO Mark Lee said when the location was first announced.
"The downtown store will have a huge presence with a huge facade and two entrances. Although it's only 57,000 square feet, one-fifth the size of Madison Avenue, if you drive by, it will feel and look like a nice bookend to the uptown flagship," he added.
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