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When it comes to discussing fashion at the city's top department stores, Lord & Taylor often gets left out of the mix. It doesn't carry the highest of high-end brands, and it certainly isn't bringing normcore to Midtown. But this fall, shoppers may want to think twice before discounting the century-old Fifth Avenue landmark, thanks to the arrival of Birdcage.

Birdcage is one of two concept shops coming to the department store's second floor this fall, and it'll make its debut on October 2nd. It'll be focused on accessories, ranging from teeny Tai bracelets to Frends headphones with interchangeable ear covers. Bonus: a majority of what you'll find here is made in New York.

Also in the mix are bags and other leather goods from Hayden-Harnett; jewelry from Vanessa Lianne and A Peace Treaty (which will also be offering scarves); home goods like teas, postcards, and candles from Joya; natural and organic makeup from Priti NYC; and jewelry charms from Alex Woo.

There will also be some vintage finds in the 1,500-square-foot space—handbags and accessories from Chanel, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton will be on offer.

The average price point here is around $200, though don't expect to buy any vintage or diamond-encrusted charms for two Benjamins. Scroll through the gallery above to see what you'll find come fall.

The other concept shop, Brand Assembly—based off of the Los Angeles trade show—will debut in late September. WWD writes that this area will feature a rotating mix of twenty contemporary labels, starting with pieces from Torn by Ronny Kobo and Sachin & Babi.

"We are looking to really inject newness and fashion relevance," Lord & Taylor president Liz Rodbell told the paper, adding that "not every single one of the brands are new to Lord & Taylor, but the way we are putting it together is new and unique."

Update: On August 8th, WWD wrote that Birdcage will no longer sell vintage Chanel, Hermés, and Louis Vuitton pieces.
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