Friday, May 27, 2005

BRIDAL SHOP TAKES MANHATTAN The legendary Kleinfeld wedding gown emporium is moving in to the neighborhood of's world headquarters!
The new store, just west of Manhattan's Ladies' Mile shopping district, will be 35,000 square feet, with roughly double the selling space of the current store to accommodate what officials say is a rapidly expanding business. [...] "We're taking what we have here in Brooklyn, which may be a little dated," he continued, and putting it into "a grander, more theatrical environment." Visits to the Manhattan flagship will be, as always, by appointment only, company officials said, and the new store will be designed by Paul Taylor of Stonehill & Taylor, a leading hotel architect. There will be dozens of selection and fitting rooms, all outfitted with intricate lighting and lead-free mirrors so as not to distort the white, ecru and Champagne hues in the gowns, Mr. Rothstein said. But no longer will the lines of would-be brides snake around the corner of Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street in Brooklyn, offering many of them their first glimpse of a borough they knew only from Spike Lee movies and reruns on television of "Welcome Back, Kotter."
A bit sad in some ways. But a welcome change for New York brides.


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