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Ralph Lauren To Take Replay Corner


Today's WWD informs us that the 8,000 square foot bi-level store at 109 Prince Street has been leased to Ralph Lauren for a store set to open this Fall. Replay quietly vacated its longtime home there in February after its landlord bought out the remainder of its lease. No specific concept has been announced for the store, but it's worth noting that there is already a sizable Ralph Lauren men's and women's boutique on West Broadway between Spring and Broome Streets that has never comfortably settled into its loftlike location, often using curtains to shrink and expand the selling space at the back of the store when needed. The new space across Greene Street from the Apple Store is described as a "flagship" space. Could Polo be moving its premium lines to a larger but more suitably configured space, or will the store be turned into a giant Rugby emporium? The new space is also outfitted with a café on the lower level. Could a Lauren restaurant like the one connected to the designer's enormous Chicago Flagship be in the works? There is already a RRL Shop at Prince and Mott Streets in NoLita, but it's unlikely that Lauren would fill the a large store with only that focused denim concept, so let the speculation begin...

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