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The unusually balmy fall weather in the Windy City hasn't seemed to deter Moncler—purveyor of fine Italian skiwear—from swinging open its doors later this week. Word on the street for the opening date is October 28th, and judging from what we’ve seen so far, this sleek new outpost is more than prepared to stock the Alpine label's luxury line of parkas and sportswear.
Peeking into the space, it looks like they've transformed the former Barneys New York’s Chelsea Passage into some sort of a fancy ski lodge-inspired boutique. We have yet, however, to spot any signs of decorative logs, tree stumps, and paintings of snow-covered pine trees being lugged in. The Oak Street location would be the third Moncler freestanding store in the country, after Aspen and Manhattan. —Chai Lee
· Moncler [Official Site]