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Alexander Wang Embroidery, The Latest on St. Mark's Bookshop, and More News to Know

Quick takes on the fashion and retail headlines making news in New York City.

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SOHO—Stop into Alexander Wang's flagship (103 Grand St) for complimentary custom embroidery on any Denim x Alexander Wang pieces through February 20th between 12pm and 6pm. No phrase is off limits — the embroidery was inspired by the pieces worn by models backstage at the designer's fall 2016 show with sayings like "$uck it" and "Top Bitch."

EAST VILLAGE—St. Mark's Bookshop is expected to shut down operations by March 9th, Crain's New York reports. "We're pretty much at the end of the line," owner Bob Contant told the site. "We can't bring any new books in, and we don't have that much left to sell." Another bookstore is still expected to take its place.

UPPER EAST SIDE—Italian jewelry brand Vhernier is opening its first store in New York City. Along with the assortment of women's pieces that the brand is known for, the 2,600-square foot space at 783 Madison Avenue will also house a limited-edition products for men and a VIP room when it opens in May, according to WWD.

NOLITALeyton Astor Clothing Co., the brand with "high quality wardrobe pieces for the modern metropolitan individual," will open for business at 199 Mott Street in mid-March.

NEW YORK CITYABC Carpet is in mourning. Owner Jerome Weinrib passed away on Saturday at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, reports the New York Times. Weinrib had been passed the reins to one of New York City's most successful home furnishing companies by his father in 1961 (his grandfather, Samuel, originally started the business in 1897) and moved it to its current flagship in Flatiron, a controversial decision at the time.

UNION SQUARE—Get ready to do yoga in your headphones. Sound Off Yoga, brought to you by the same person who developed the technology for silent discos, is "an immersive experience combining yoga and music," according to Well + Good. "It is an enhancement of the traditional practice by enabling you to go a little deeper by being devoid of any distractions around you."