And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Midtown East: The new Christian Dior flagship at 21 East 57th Street is open, with a design in white lights covering the Christian de Portzamparc tower above. We confess we kinda miss the giant purse.
2) West Village: As the West Village challenges Park Slope for Curbed Cup supremacy, Michael Kors is moving in to its newest location at 384 Bleecker Street. We're assuming the neighbors have yet to send welcome baskets.
3) UES: Being a cigar shop in anti-smoking Manhattan these days is so hard that Davidoff of Geneva is moving from its current location because the store owners have banned smoking. Davidoff will open a 300-square-foot smoker's lounge a block south, at Madison and 53rd.
· Racked [ny.racked.com]