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2010: The Year Ahead

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Moan all you want about the globalization of fashion. We couldn't be more thrilled that a piece of Paris is landing in Soho next month. When we broke the news that Isabel Marant was opening her first stateside boutique in NYC—and heard it would carry jewelry, accessories, and pieces from her Étoile line in addition to the signature collection—we were tempted to camp out on the corner of Greene and Broome right then and there. One borough over, meanwhile, Brooklynites are chomping at the bit over rumors that a Barneys outpost may be headed to Cobble Hill. Neighborhood diehards will ask: Does Brooklyn need another chain? To which we answer, in this case, yes.

Isabel Marant, 55 Greene St., New York, opening February.

Photo: Marcio Madeira