And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Ready for more High Line craziness? Of course you are. Just a few blocks up from The Standard hotel, fronting 14th Street, plans for a glassy addition atop the High Line Building finally feel real. Why's that? Well, because Racked hears that Helmut Lang has signed on for a ground-floor boutique in the building. Status of direct access from/to High Line uncertain as this item went to press.
2) Muji! Muji!! Muji!!! Two muijinotes of worth: first, the signage is up at the Japanese retailer's second NYC outpost, this one in the New York Times tower located conveniently near the Port Authority building and set to open this spring; second, there's a sale on at the Soho store. Oh, Muji. You.
3) Nearby in Soho, the 'ceiling malfunctions' at Hickey seem to be far worse than realized, and the store remains closed. Peculiar. But, take joy in this: work is officially underway at the Topshop store in the old Yellow Rat Bastard space. Line forms to the left, svp.