Designer Jean-Michel Cazabat opens first U.S. retail store

New York City -- Footwear designer Jean-Michel Cazabat said he will open his first U.S. store on Oct. 8 in New York City's West Village.

The 1,800-sq.-ft. Jean-Michel Cazabat retail space is inspired by Cazabat's own modern, eclectic Soho loft apartment. It incorporates the vibrant signature colors of Cazabat's shoe line -- Napoleon Blue on the entrance wall and a "rouge taureau" ottoman -- both colors seen throughout Cazabat's own home. The limestone fireplace and walnut washed cabinets that also serve as displays for the many fall styles, resemble a chest of drawers. 

The New York store location will be the first freestanding retail store worldwide. A Jean-Michel Cazabat shop-in-shop opened in China's Hangzhou Tower Shopping City in August. 

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