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Steven Alan, Francis Hendy To Open Downtown Stores

NEW YORK — Steven Alan, the hip SoHo retailer, and designer Francis Hendy are opening stores downtown in September.<br><br>Alan is opening a 2,200-square-foot shop at 103 Franklin Street in TriBeCa. The store will sell men’s and...

NEW YORK — Steven Alan, the hip SoHo retailer, and designer Francis Hendy are opening stores downtown in September.

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Alan is opening a 2,200-square-foot shop at 103 Franklin Street in TriBeCa. The store will sell men’s and women’s fashions from such labels as Alice Roi, United Bamboo, Commes des Garçon and A.P.C. The store’s design will run to the old-fashioned with 20th-century display cases and floor-to-ceiling shelving, giving it an “urban general store” feel, according to the designer. A soft opening is set for August, while the official debut is in September.

Hendy’s shop at 65 Thompson Street, between Spring and Broome Streets in SoHo, will be his first. It’s scheduled to open during New York Fashion Week. The 1,700-square-foot space will house Hendy’s men’s and women’s designs including luxury sportswear, bridge and denim lines. The decor will feature steel and glass fixtures, abstract mirrors and muted lighting. Hendy also plans to open stores in Los Angeles and Miami next year.