There’s a block on Grand Street in New York that has long been on Alexander Wang’s radar. Flair, the furniture store at the corner of Greene Street, is where he bought nearly all the pieces, including a leopard rug from the Sixties, for his new TriBeCa apartment. A few doors east is If Boutique, one of his favorite shops, while he often grabs lunch, preferably the ricotta-and-fig sandwich, at Le Pain Quotidien next door. But most significant of all is the 4,500-square-foot spot at 103 Grand Street, formerly Yohji Yamamoto’s boutique. Of course, as anyone who’s walked by in the past six months and noticed the oversize logos in the windows can attest, it’s now home to Wang’s first flagship, which, finally, is slated to open to the public on Thursday.
“That store was so iconic to the neighborhood,” said Wang, who frequently mines the city way of life for his six-year-old label. “I’ve always loved this space. Being a New York brand, it felt right.”
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