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Hot Time in the Big Apple: Ten New Retail Must-Sees

BY Marianne Wilson

The past few months have seen a flurry of store openings in New York City. Here’s a rundown on some of this summer’s hottest new must-sees as chosen by my go-to expert on Big Apple retail happenings Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of the retail division at Prudential Douglas Elliman:

1. Owen: This 1,800-sq.-ft. Meatpacking District boutique boasts one of the most interesting interiors I’ve seen in while: The central defining element is a continuous surface made from 25,000 stacked paper bags that arches from floor to ceiling. The honeycomb-like structure has a warmth that contrasts with the existing industrial brick and concrete space. (18 E. 69th St.)

The stop features a carefully edited assortment of up-and-coming contemporary brands for men and women. This is the company’s first retail outing, but it’s meant to serve as a preview of more to come. (809 Washington St.)

2. Fivestory: Located in a brownstone on the Upper East Side and featuring some 100 luxe brands of clothing, accessories and home décor, Fivestory was inspired by the Paris concept shop Colette. The brands run the gamut from the up and comers to cutting edge runway names.

3. 12 Lions Studio: Made up of a handful of in-store boutiques from emerging designers, all housed under the one roof, 12 Lions Studio into one location, features clothing, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and children. The offerings change frequently as the vendors sign short-term leases, usually for about a month. (684 Broadway)

4. Ernest Alexander: This is the brand’s first standalone store, and it includes the entire menswear collection, along with Alexander’s own collection of home décor accessories. With touches of the company’s signature grays and red, original wood flooring, tin ceilings, and Ernest’s own collection of antique knick-knacks strewn about, the store resembles a handsome, but well-worn masculine living room. (98 Thompson Street)

5. DwellStudio: The furniture and accessories wholesaler makes the leap into retail with a 2,700-sq.-ft. store in SoHo. Known for its boldly patterned textiles, the company offers chairs, sofas and beds available in a wide range of upholstery fabrics, along with decorative accessories and vintage finds. (77 Wooster St.)

6. Nicholas Kirkwood: Consolo says it best: “How can you not love a shoe store with a hannock and a garden? Seriously? Plus, of course, Kirkwood’s fabulous footwear.” (807 Washington St.)

7. Rebecca Taylor: Simply charming. This is the first uptown store from the designer, who already has two locations downtown, and the interior is replete with her trademark style and good taste. (980 Madison Avenue)

8. Maison Kitsune: The Parisian fashion and music label is now a full-fledged retail brand and this is its first North American foray. The store has a distinctly Parisian feel, with walls adorned with Art Deco prints of some of the French capital’s most famous buildings. (1170 Broadway, NoMad Hotel)

9. The Little Shoe Store: Started as a online venture and a weekend pop-up before opening in its permanent space, The Little Shoe Store is a great example of niche retail: It sells womens’ shoes, sizes three through six.

According to reports, the owner plans to delve into the other end of the market — women’s sizes 10 to 13 — by the end of the year. (58 Orchard Street)

10. Loft: Loft’s new store design concept makes its New York City debut in a midtown space. The format groups items and accessories together in little mini-departments, or “style closets,” and offers vignettes of merchandise styled so as to suggest a complete look. (1230 Avenue of the Americas)


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Online-only retailers begin Texas sales tax collection on July 1

BY Marianne Wilson

Arlington, Va. –Texas joins eight other states in taking legislative action requiring online-only retailers, notably Amazon.com, to collect sales tax. Online retailers will have to collect sales tax in Texas beginning July 1.

“A true free market is devoid of government preferences and special treatment," said Sandy Kennedy, president, Retail Industry Leaders Association. "Texas has made a powerful statement that its time to end special treatment for online retailers and close the sales-tax loophole that gives companies like Amazon an artificial leg up on Main Street retailers."

Eight states have followed Texas’ lead and passed legislation or taken administrative action in the past year to help level the retail playing field by requiring online retailers like Amazon to collect sales tax. California and Pennsylvania are next up, with both states requiring Amazon to collect sales tax in September.

Also, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell recently struck agreements with Amazon in their respective states, with Amazon beginning sales tax collection next year.

"States are leading the charge to level the playing field, but can only go so far to close the sales tax loophole on their own — it’s time for Congress to act," said Kennedy. "Congress should act this year to pass the Marketplace Equity Act in the House, and the Marketplace Fairness Act in the Senate."

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RILA voices concern over Affordable Care Act ruling

BY Staff Writer

Arlington, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) gave voice to concerns after Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that upheld the individual-mandate within the Affordable Care Act.

“With the Supreme Court decision now behind us, the focus must turn to the employer-mandate and the effect that impending changes to employer-sponsored coverage will have on the nearly 170 million Americans who receive health care through their employer,” said RILA president Sandy Kennedy.

“While retailers are committed to continuing to provide health coverage to their employees, overregulation jeopardizes their ability to do so,” Kennedy continued.

“RILA continues to urge the Administration to protect retailers’ ability to offer quality, affordable coverage that fits the unique needs of their workforce and not to undermine the flexible, voluntary system that provides coverage to millions of employees and their families.”

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