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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