By  on May 5, 2010

By Rick Owens’ estimation, he’s been to New York two times in the last seven years, once for his store opening in 2008, and now — he’s staying at the Bowery Hotel all week. As it turns out, Owens prefers to stay within a four-hour travel radius of his home in Paris — he even passed on recent store openings in Seoul and Tokyo — which makes this rare Stateside visit kind of a big deal.

This story first appeared in the May 5, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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