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With the recent news of
Yves Saint Laurent leasing space in the Waldorf Astoria and the impending opening of Barbour at the same intersection, we get news that luxury labels are looking at the storefront next to BHLDN. Since BHLDN is mainly in the business of women's special occasion (wedding) dresses and accessories, it would seem only natural that a men's brand (or with a heavy men's focus) would open next door. We know that Bonobos is looking at Walton for opportunities, but for some reason, a brick & mortar e-tailer doesn't seem to fit. It would have to be high end though, like Bally, Etro, Trusardi, Tom Ford, Dior Homme or Brioni... all of whom we'd love to see open here.
Since we heard Tom Ford really, really wants Oak Street, Dior seems like they'd want to be in a thicker area and both Bally and Tusardi tell us they have no plans of expansion, it seems unlikely that any of these brands are into the storefront.
The one piece of information we bring to you today is that the parent company for Saint Laurent, PPR acquired Brioni in January of this year. Since, there has been tons o' movin' & shakin' happnin' at the Bal Harbour shops in Miami. What exactly, you ask? This Friday, Yves Saint Laurent will move into a larger space with the name Saint Laurent and Brioni will be taking YSL's soon-to-be vacant space, upgrading from their current location. Also, Brioni is opening in LA at South Coast Plaza next June. These nuggets leads us to believe that Brioni is the brand that is interested in the space. Boom.
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