New Jil Sander Store Opening Next Week

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Fans of Jil Sander's architectural design and — for fall — muted palette no longer have to trek uptown for a madcap shopping spree. Oh no, Raf Simons enthusiasts, you can stay safely below Houston starting next Friday. The powers that be will throw open the doors to the glorious, two-level Sander store on 30 Howard Street (at Crosby Street). Yes, that would be Friday the 13th, and though that would seem an inglorious retail start, we think if anyone can handle it (other than, say, Alexander McQueen), it's Raf. The store will house both men's and women's collections and accessories. We're already eyeing the new coats — summer be damned! —Amina Akhtar