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The Oculus Gets the Fashion Ad Treatment, A Less Expensive Fur Sample Sale, and More to Know

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CHELSEA—Scared off by the prices at Dennis Basso, but still looking to make a furry addition to your wardrobe? Consider checking out the Jocelyn sample sale — Mizhattan stopped by and found apparel starting at $100, with some jackets hitting the around the $650 mark. There was also a surprise selection of Oscar de la Renta, too, but those prices are more comparable to Basso.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—Having a store inside the Oculus isn't the only way a fashion brand can take advantage of the neighborhood's most out-there addition. WWD reports that Cole Haan's latest ads feature New York City Ballet dancers both within and outside the "glorious boondoggle," making the brand the first to use it in a campaign (see below). The shoe brand's also confirmed to open within the shopping center this year.


Photo: Sebastian Kim for Cole Haan, via WWD

NEW YORK CITY—Would this past weekend's blizzards have stopped you from getting married? The New York Times caught up with couples who decided that the show must go on, regardless of the citywide travel ban.

LOWER EAST SIDE—Caffeinated surfers are mourning Lost Weekend, which The Lo-Down says will close for good at 45 Orchard Street after this weekend. Michael Little, the owner of the coffee shop that sells surfboards and other lifestyle merchandise, told the neighborhood blog that he might "pop up with another business in the not-too-distant future."

TRIBECA—Kiki de Montparnasse wasted no time settling into its new home. Tribeca Citizen noted that the store is up and running at 102 Franklin Street already, just a week after wrapping up its big moving-slash-sample sale.

SOHO—Issey Miyake is getting into home goods by collaborating with the Finnish design company Iittala, according to WWD. The collection, which is pretty mysterious at the moment, is set to debut at the MoMA Design store next month.