The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.
The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.
Others also looking to tap into smaller players in emerging markets.
Distribution deal follows similar arrangement in China.
More than 1,000 people attended services on Sunday in Woodbury, Long Island, N.Y., including about 200 Lester’s employees, said his nephew, Barry Cohen.
The knitwear designer is among the new (yet familiar) faces on the calendar.