[Photo from Racked]
Canadian boutique retailer Ports 1961 is opening their US flagship store in the Meatpacking District (here.) If Racked is correct, Ports’ February opening may be delayed. There is a lot more high-end retail on its way to the neighborhood. From The New York Post :
The final piece of the retail puzzle has been filled at Taconic Investment Partners’ 401 W. 14th St. in the Meatpacking District. Italian fashion designer Moschino has signed a lease for its first freestanding Manhattan boutique there, with 2,700 square feet tucked between the new, tri-level Apple store at the Ninth Avenue corner and Hugo Boss’s store to the west…The store will open this spring.
We went to the Ports 1961 runway show– after the jump.
On Monday, we saw Ports 1961’s Fall 2008 collection at the Mercedes-Benz tent at Bryant Park. Our good friends Jacqueline Long and Tony Alcindor looked fabulous as they greeted people and tended to their guests. A crowd including actresses Mandy Moore, Rose McGowan, Eliza Dushku, Emily Deschanel and Sophia Bush watched the show, “Lassair,” which was inspired by Gaelic mythology and the Scottish countryside.