Derek Lam doesn’t need a lesson on the pace of New York City commercial real estate.
In the last 18 months, the designer has vacated his sprawling SoHo offices and splashy retail space — a combined 18,000 square feet at 10-12 Crosby Street — closing the ground-floor store in February 2013 and moving operations to the more affordable, if less fashionable, Murray Hill neighborhood in December. Uprooting the headquarters and shuttering shop was an obvious cost-saving measure. When Lam moved into the 10 Crosby address in 2009, it played as a land-grab and assertion of power that were clearly meant to have some level of permanence: The designer named his contemporary collection, which was launched in 2011, Derek Lam 10 Crosby.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)