And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up. Today, our theme shall be new stores opening soon in your neighborhood.
1) Soho: As seen above, another suitably high-end, slightly-boring tenant is joining the retail lineup at Jean Nouvel's 40 Mercer (which already includes Wachovia and Viviene Tam): audio equipment seller Bose. Pump out the jams, kids.
2) Upper East Side: Bonanza! Reports on a bonanza of new places to spend your money, including a forthcoming high-end spa at the Carlyle Hotel and—oh yes—a new Sigerson Morrison boutique.
3) Lower East Side: The evolution of the Broome/Orchard Street intersection into a restaurant and retail haven continues with the news that denim purveyor Earnest Sewn is moving into the neighborhood. Click through for the charming tale of how they came to love BelDel.
4) Lower East Side: Dov Charney has really outdone himself with the new American Apparel billboard at the corner of Allen and Houston. Jesus.