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Best of the Rest
By Asheley Victoria
The signature eighties brand is in for a U.S. revival, with both collection and casual sportswear lines for men and women (no more juniors departments!). Collection jackets range from $149 to $249; the sportswear line has blouses starting at $39 and jackets from $99.
110 Fifth Avenue, at 16th Street; 212-651-2121
Opens September 2.
The European chain, a reliable source for affordable versions of trend items, will open a 10,000-plus-square-foot flagship to plant the flag on Fifth Avenue (and, perhaps, pick up some of the H&M crowd). We’re counting on a big selection of the on-trend shoes that range from $79 to $99.
689 Fifth Avenue, at 54th Street, no phone yet
The crocodile is riding a very big wave, as the early-eighties preppy revival has in turn been revived—this time, tweaked to more body-conscious shapes. To feed the beast, Lacoste’s Madison Avenue store is upgrading to a bigger, more modern space two blocks north. These days, the classic women’s polo runs about $72.
575 Madison Avenue, near 56th Street, 212-750-8115
The city-block-wide Manhattan outpost of the catalogue retailer known for its mod furnishings—nicer than Ikea, cheaper than Design Within Reach—will have a part divided into a pair of model loft apartments, each furnished only with West Elm product. Wall shelving starts at $39, bed frames go for $150 to $250.
112 West 18th Street, 866-westelm
The elegant handbags collected by the Hollywood set have a new 3,800-square-foot home. Look for an expanded selection of the bags, plus shoes, eyewear, gloves, and similar gift goods. The new Astor collection will be the main event this year; it’s named for John Jacob Astor (Brooke’s father-in-law), who perished on the Titanic, and features three exotic-skin bags that can be monogrammed on the closure ($1,595–$7,595).
680 Madison Avenue, at 61st Street; no phone yet
The flagship of the beloved cashmere house will house men’s, women’s, accessories, and home collections, as well as a line for babies whose parents do not fear dry-cleaning. Look for a well-edited selection of one-of-a-kind bags from designers like Henry Beguelin and Jennifer Scott. Pillows range from $125 to $900.
80 Wooster Street; no phone yet