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Scaffoldings are coming and going in the Design District, many to reveal completed stores, some to reveal the semi-final stages of construction. Others, like Fendi and Loro Piana, are up, signaling that they've got a ways to go, although we'd bet several Hermés scarves that they're scheduled to open during or before Art Basel and the holiday season. Now that Tom Ford is all settled in and cozy, we took a stroll down 39th St. to see what else is on the opening slate.
Lanvin is currently open on NE 40th Street, but will probably be closing up shop within the next two (or few) weeks, a store employee tells us. Why? They'll be moving into their permanent space on NE 39th Street very soon.
Loro Piana, fine wool and cashmere maker from Italy, is opening in the space right between Fendi and Cartier. A brand rep had no updates for us, but in the interim you can shop the store at Village of Merrick Park.
Dior's gorgeous, garden-inspired scaffolding came down a little while ago to reveal a massive construction zone. We can't really tell what's going on in there, but it's Dior, so assume it's going to be great.
Hermés seems to be the most completed out of all the stores that are still under construction and from what we can tell it's going to have quite the spiral staircase. The brand currently has an outpost on NE 40th Street, but will be opening its massive two-story (or three? Or four?) flagship on November 6th, as previously reported.