It’s a bonanza for the fashionable and the frugal in NYC this week, with several hot stores newly open, in time for weekend and browsing and back-to-school bargains.
Marshalls Shoes is now open on Broadway and Astor Place. Name brands at discount. And it’s just a few blocks from the even larger DSW discount shoe store on 14th St. and University Place, in the vertical mall that also includes Filene’s Basement, which also has a large shoes and handbags section..
Uniqlo is now open on Broadway and 89th St. It’s a small — for Uniqlo — pop-up store designed to build buzz for the new superstores due to open soon in midtown, at 53rd and Fifth, down the block from the flagship H&M, and on 34th between Fifth and Sixth, down the block from Macy’s, Daffy’s and JCPenney.
Nordstrom has opened a small boutique in Soho with a different name — Treasure & Bond. This is Nordstrom’s concept shop, and it’s a good concept. Designer goods, and all profits go to charity. 100% of the store’s profits are being contributed to NYC charities, including the New York Public Library Programs for Children and Young Adults. Nordstrom’s Treasure & Bond is at 350 West Broadway at Broome St. The only other Nordstrom’s in Manhattan is a Nordstrom Rack, on 14th St. and Union Square.