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SOHO—Did you notice that Fendi quietly closed its doors at Prince and Greene Streets to relocate up the block? Well, The Shophound definitely did. The shopping blog wrote the luxury brand is opening a new store at 104 Greene Street (where H. Stern briefly resided), but the "innocuous frontage" may just be something of a placeholder until Fendi finds a more visible location. Time will tell...
GREENWICH VILLAGE—Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman is an exhibit that explores the plus-size body and its different roles throughout fashion history that's now on view at NYU. Its coverage spans the mid-18th century to present day and utilizes photographs, dresses, and video clips with accompanying text. "We wanted to give the plus-size woman her own space with regard to fashion and a voice through these particular objects," professor and curatorial director Tracy Jenkins toldFashionista. The exhibit will be on display until February 3rd; learn more about how to visit here.
TRIBECA—J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler briefly listed his apartment for $35 million early last year, and now the 6,226-square-foot-apartment is back at a major price cut of $25 million, according to Curbed. The new listing describes its five bedrooms, three walk-in closets, 11-foot ceilings, and custom billiards area as "quite simply, the kind of loft that everyone imagines and desires, yet never finds."
PARK SLOPE—An interesting Craigslist ad is spilling the beans that European luxury brand Lilith has plans to open an outlet store in Brooklyn, marking its second NYC location — there's a full-line store at 227 Mulberry Street. The brand is hiring a full-time manager, and interested parties can learn more here; shoutout to the tipster who passed this along.
UPPER EAST SIDE—Way uptown, nautical brand Saint James has a new 540-square-foot unit docking at 41 East 78th Street, according to WWD. The store will open on February 1st and will carry men's and women's apparel and accessories. This is the French brand's second store in Manhattan; it relocated its 79th Street and Madison Avenue shop to 319 Bleecker Street almost four years ago.
EAST VILLAGE—Good(-ish) news! EV Grieve is reporting that The Sock Man on St. Mark's Place has extended its last day to Saturday, January 16th, when it will close for good at 7pm and take its business solely online.