And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Nolita: The new Duane Reade flagship at Lafayette and Spring opens Saturday, and it looks like the empire-minded drugstore chain kept the gilded moldings and marble staircase that first sparked its interest in the space.
2) Harlem: Harlem's new H&M store (remember: cornice) officially opens tomorrow. For those who line up at 10 a.m., there are freebies like t-shirts, gift cards, and meetings with stylists. Everyone else will have to content themselves with $3 dresses.
3) Midtown West: Apparently even a team of four experts can't know all there is to know about the new Forever 21 in Times Square, though they did know more than the salespeople, who didn't recognize the clothes they were carrying.
· Racked [ny.racked.com]