Balenciaga Springs in Soho-------
During Hurricane Sandy, Balenciaga’s New Yorkflagship—located the Zone A stretch of Chelsea—incurred heavy damages and remains closed for renovations. But it takes more than that to stop Balenciaga. Today the label announced the opening of a seasonal shop at 183 Wooster Street in Soho, not far from where a Mercer Street flagship will plant its flag next year (not to mention a mere four-and-a-half blocks from new creative director Alexander Wang’s flagship). The store will launch with Pre-Spring 2013. Assume the giant rocks are decorative, not intended for battening down the hatches.