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"A visitor's first impression upon entering [Tomas Meier] is of bright light and blond wood, as if Bottega Veneta had teamed up with Ikea on a diffusion line. That's not a dis." The flagship store for Meier's eponymous line "is among the cleanest and brightest-lit vendors of luxury goods on its Upper East Side block," which is perfect for housing his goods that "speak softly (no logos, ever) and carry a big stick (terrifying prices, always)." [NYT; Previously]