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Oak's Take on American Apparel, Orangetheory's Expansion Plans, and More to Know

Quick takes on the New York City retail headlines you need to know about.

Driely S.

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NEW YORK CITY—The founders of Oak detailed to Bloomberg Business the rollercoaster that the brand experienced during its brief time under American Apparel. "Would I do it all over again?" co-founder Louis Terline said to the publication. "I can't say I would."

TRIBECA—Vanity Fair was dying to know what went on during Chelsea Clinton's Soulcycle fundraiser for her mom's campaign, so they talked to participants outside the studio. "Chelsea was joking around, totally loose," one participant confided. "She, they all get this bad rap, but she's so genuine. They all are." Clinton's well into her second pregnancy, so she didn't ride.

NEW YORK CITY—The Orangetheory expansion isn't limited to Brooklyn. The national bootcamp franchise is planning on several Queens locations as well, according to Well + Good, though leases haven't been signed just yet. "We're looking at sites in Queens and other neighborhoods in Brooklyn actively," Lars Scofield, who has franchise rights in the outer boroughs, told the website. "I expect we'll at least have one additional announcement to make in 2016, hopefully more."

STATEN ISLAND—New York City won't see a completed Empire Outlets until late 2017, but confirmed tenants are still trickling in. WWD says that the latest to join is Jewelers on Fifth, and that the outlet mall is now 50% leased out.

TRIBECA—False alarm: Bikram Yoga NYC's next location won't be 158 Duane Street,so says Tribeca Citizen. The co-op at the address wants to keep the space for fitness, though, and is actively looking for another tenant.

WILLIAMSBURG—Catbird owner Roni Vardi spoke to WWD about her label's new manufacturing space, which she was determined to keep local. It's "difficult to find space still in Williamsburg; it's not so much a manufacturing neighborhood anymore," she told the paper.