Murray Moss Closing Up SoHo Shop

SoHo is about to be that much poorer, as Moss packs up and moves out. Started in 1994, design curator Murray Moss opened his shop, called Moss, which has since become a hot spot for the likes of Gaetano Pesce, Studio Job and many other design superstars.

This week, Moss bid ado, in an email titled “Moss Metamorphoses 2012.” Together with his business partner and life partner, Franklin Getchell, Moss announced that the flagship store on Greene and Houston will be closed as of February 17th.

As a result of the economic downturn, and with the desire to remain fresh, the two are moving in a new direction. They are walking away from the brick and mortar style of store, and moving into consulting, public speaking and think-tanks hosted from their home. Their new business will be called Moss Bureau – and it’s certainly one worth watching.

Ruia Warehouse Sale Coming Soon

If you love shoes, then you simply won’t want to miss the Ruia Warehouse Sale that will take place from February 10th through 12th. Their sales will include top European shoes like Missoni, Baldan and Loriblu for up to 75% off the regular prices.

Located at 65 Mercer Street between Spring and Broome, Ruia Shoe Boutique was created by Kajal Ruia. Opening the doors in December of 2010, the Ruia Shoe Boutique has managed to capture the attention of the trendiest and most fashion forward names in New York City. The boutique has been featured in New York Magazine, WWD and Manhattan Magazine, to name a few.

With its dazzling décor, its amazing selection and its upstairs lounge with TV and complimentary cocktails, the Ruia Shoe Boutique has it all for the fashion forward women of New York. The handpicked, limited stock also ensures that shoe buyers won’t be spotted around the city with the same shoes as almost anyone else.

Stella McCartney Opens SoHo Location

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has packed up her store in the Meatpacking District and set her sights on a new, elegant location. She is now open in SoHo, at her new 5,200 square foot, two-level store. Last Monday evening, she welcomed friends to her new location with a dinner party in the new space. Her Green Street location puts her in the neighborhood with Louis Vuitton, Taschen and Tiffany, among others.

As actress Naomi Watts remarked at the party, “I do know a bit about New York real estate. And I think this store’s a testament to how well she’s doing. In this economic state, people are paring down and she’s thriving.”

As McCartney explained the change, “The reality is our lease was up and we sort of questioned if we wanted to be down there or if we wanted to make a change, so we decided to come here. I’ve always loved SoHo. I love the Meatpacking, too, but I think it was the right time for us to move into this kind of position. Maybe a little more grown up and taking it to the next level really in terms of our neighbors.”

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Stella Re-Opens on Duane

Stella, the exquisite home décor boutique, has re-opened at 184 Duane, having moved from W. Broadway last month. Owner Mischelle Arcus said that the new location is 500 square feet bigger than the old store location was, and it looks and feels spacious. She offers the same amazing inventory of textiles, linens, candles, frames and more at the new store that she had at the old one.

Stella offers the highest quality home textiles from around the world. Their items are predominantly handcrafted and made under fair labor conditions with methods that won’t harm the environment.

Now, at the new TriBeCa location, those Below 14th Street can really enjoy it all!

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Capsouto Freres : A Souffle Sanctuary

If you haven’t been to Capsouto Freres yet in TriBeCa – it’s time to get there. This French bistro that has been dubbed the “souffle sanctuary” of New York City offers amazing made-to-order soufflés.

The restaurant was founded in 1980 by three brothers including Jacques Capsouto. He won’t give away much of his secret recipe, but Capsouto will reveal that he starts his soufflés with crème patisserie, not with the bachamel sauce that many use.

The menu is filled with so many soufflés that you’ll never be bored on a return trip. There are five savory and four sweet soufflés that are hand delivered to your table by Jacques. He actually pours the hazelnut cream sauce into the middle of the crust right at the table, and tops it off with whipped cream for the drooling customers.

Capsouto Freres is well worth the experience. It’s located at 451 Washington Street between Watts and Desbrosses Street in Manhattan.