Although some apparel firms launch stores stateside before expanding overseas, Public Clothing’s Generra brand will open its first freestanding retail space in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District this fall after establishing a presence in Japan.
Dan Shamdasani, chief executive officer of Public Clothing, said the 1,800-square-foot store at 823 Washington Street will have 1,200 square feet for selling and the rest for storage. Thomas Juul-Hansen, who designed Generra’s Manhattan showroom, is designing the interior. Public also owns the French Cuff and Private Label brands.
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