NEW YORK — After 14 years, Kirna Zabête is spreading its wings.
The new flagship will open in May in a 10,000-square-foot space at 477 Broome Street here — twice as large as the original location at 96 Greene Street, with three to four times the selling space. Sales in the new store will “easily double by the end of next year,” said Beth Buccini, who co-owns the store with Sarah Easley. Sales in subsequent years will rise between five- and eight-fold, she predicted, adding that the original store does more than $1,000 in sales per square foot.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"