NORTH FACE IN SOHO: The North Face opened its second store in Manhattan on Thursday at 139 Wooster Street in SoHo. The 4,300-square-foot shop is part of a new luxury condominium development by Arun Bhatia Development Corp., which includes 16 loft residences, a Zen garden and a fitness studio. North Face was represented by Cushman & Wakefield's Retail Services Group in the deal. The brand has one other retail shop in Manhattan, at 2101 Broadway on the Upper West Side.

OPERA SELLS AGAIN: Bulgari-managed investment company Opera has inked a deal to sell furniture firm Unopiu to private equity funds Synergo and Change Capital Partners. The price of the deal was not disclosed. Milan-based Synergo and Change Capital Partners, which bought Jil Sander from Prada earlier this year, each will hold 50 percent of Unopiu. Opera has had a mixed track record on its investments, succeeding in areas such as home furnishings and losing money on stakes in shoemaker Bruno Magli and watchmaker Sector, the latter of which it recently sold to jeweler Morellato. Last month, Bulgari chief executive officer Francesco Trapani said the company may reduce its stake in closed fund Opera, but he stressed that talks with potential investors are preliminary. Bulgari owns half of the management company that controls the Opera 1 and Opera 2 funds.

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