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The Meatpacking District's stretch of 14th Street is once again seeing a transformation. The area that was, not very long ago, a destination for high-end retailers is now littered with empty storefronts, The Shophound observed.
While the blog did recognize some newcomers from the past couple years, including Alice & Olivia and Joie replacing Stella McCartney, not to mention the imminent arrival of The Kooples in Moschino's former space, many other spaces have been vacated and remain empty.
Brands that have fled include Alexander McQueen (which moved to Madison Avenue), Matthew Williamson, and Design Within Reach. While some staples remain, including the high-end Jeffrey boutique, Scoop NYC, and Diane von Furstenberg, complete with the designer's glass studio above the store, there is certainly room for change in the micro-neighborhood.
We'll definitely be keeping an eye on the area to see what comes in. In the meantime, pop-up shops like Pantone and Scoop and Levi's have come and gone in storefronts immediately around 14th Street.
· A Lot of Empty Stores on 14th Street in the Meatpacking District [Shophound]
· French Brand The Kooples Is Crashing at Moschino in MePa [Racked NY]
· A New Kind of Hennessy to Enjoy In the Meatpacking District [Racked NY]