New Comme des Garçons Store Confirmed for New York
Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo has announced that her label Comme des Garçons will
open a New York store. The brand has signed a lease for a new
20,000-square-foot, seven-story retail space at 160 Lexington Avenue at 30th Street.
The store (due to open in December 2013) will be located in a grand
neo-classical style building from 1909 situated close to Gramercy Park, which
was formerly the home of the New York School of Applied Design for Women and,
subsequently, New York’s Touro College.
Comme des Garçons’s New York store is expected to follow the
conceptual retail model used for London’s Dover Street Market and I.T. Beijing
Market Comme des Garçons, and combine the brand’s own lines with other designer
brands for women and men.