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Aritzia, 600 Fifth Ave.
The Canadian-grown retailer is heading slightly north in its NYC expansion scheme, adding to its 52 North America spots. After opening its first city location on Spring St. and Broadway last June, the second stop will be housed in Rockefeller Center. Wares are comprised of 90 percent exclusive Aritzia brands, such as Wilfred, Wilfred Free, Le Fou, T.Babaton; 10 percent are third party brands. Open late November
H&M, 60 Columbus Cir. The first H&M store in the city with its own private entrance to the men’s store, this iconic new outpost in the Time Warner Center opens with pieces from the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection. Hurry! Open
House of Horology, 93 Prince St. Besides a plethora of watches at this New York-based timepiece line’s first store, get a caffeine buzz from the espresso bar on its subterranean premises and unwind après-purchase in the lounge area. Open
Bettie Page Clothing, 303 Bowery Hailing from Sin City, Bettie Page Clothing is adding to its national portfolio of 10 outposts, with its first NYC location sometime this month. Pin-up aficionados will appreciate a selection of kitsched-out retro stylings— think high-waisted hotpants and vampy dresses. Opening date TBD
Trinity Place, 61 Broadway The U.S. flagship of LeBunny Bleu is going by a different moniker stateside—one that’s named after the FiDi street the 26,000-square-foot department store resides on. While the main floor, stocked with women’s merch, opened at the beginning of last month, expect the men’s and children’s threads to roll out this month. Many of the brands are making their U.S. debuts, so consider this a way-south retail treasure hunt of sorts; as for the ambiance, it’s been likened to Anthropologie. Open
Maison Ladurée, 398 W. Broadway Get your macaron fix downtown, complete with a tea salon and resto. Plus! Expect Parisian guest chefs to make appearances at the new store. Open mid-December
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Equipment, 110 Wooster St. This silk blouse mecca, founded by Carine Roitfeld’s husband Christian Restoin in the eighties and rebooted as a chicster wardrobe staple in the last few years, is setting up its inaugural U.S. storefront in (where else?) Soho. But don’t wait with baited breath, darlings: rumors have been swirling about the opening date since April. Simply stoking the excitement factor, right? Opening date TBD f i r s t v i e w ( 3 ) ; g e t t y i m a g e s ( 5 ) ; p a t r i c k mcm u ll a n . c o m ; b f a n y c . c o m