Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! The rest of this year will bring us a truly global and intriguing combination of haute, value and service. Keep your eyes open for the debuts of:
Qela - 680 Madison Avenue
This entry brings haute fashion, accessories, jewelry and shoes from Qatar Luxury Group - and could make this part of the world a new source of international brands.
Rebecca Minkoff - 96 Greene Street
Minkoff is one of the new leaders in more accessible luxury, both in her first lines in handbags and now in fashion and other accessories, too.
Roland Mouret - 952 Madison Avenue
A former model and stylist in France, then a video director in London, Mouret now creates iconic dresses that show a keen eye for structure and precise cutting.
MCM - 100 Greene Street
Functional, durable, luxurious, beautifully hand-crated and elegantly understated, MCM's bags and luggage are your perfect travel companion.
Ramy Brook - 22 Prince Street
Opening any minute now, Brook's first store will show her complete fashion and accessories line, all geared to take modern women from morning to night.
Neiman Marcus Last Call - 210 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn
Neiman's first store of any kind in New York City (we have to wait until 2018 for its full-price sister) will feature luxe for less - with extraordinary names at some truly amazing discounts. Come often because you never know what you'll find!
Derek Lam - 115 Mercer Street
I like Lam's minimalist view of women's wear that allows you to be tasteful yet subtly sexy. Plus, he's a fellow Parsons School of Design alum!
TopShop - 608 Fifth Avenue
Look for a huge flagship with styles for men and women, accessories, beauty and more. British style at great values!
Peter Millar - 536 Madison Avenue
Chic, yet comfortable - that's the premise behind Millar's apparel for men and women. Always perfect, always timeless, these are the clothes you'll love for a lifetime.
Infinite Beauty - 1031 Third Avenue
Opening September 19, Infinite Beauty takes the cosmetics boutique to a new level, with collections found nowhere else and facial and other services that will make you your most beautiful self.
Visit on opening day! Happy Shopping!