There’s been some hot news in the world of Upper West Side electronics, clothes and accessories.
Maje, a new women’s clothing store, is going into the vacant space that used to house Space NK Apothecary on C0lumbus between 69th and 70th streets. Check out some of their spring/summer 2013 outfits here. It’s expected to open sometime this summer.
A new Radio Shack just opened on 81st street and Broadway, and it’s not your average ho-hum RadioShack. It’s a new concept for the electronics chain, including new kinds of displays that highlight products from Apple, Samsung and other brands. There will be touch screens and special comparison-shopping displays The press release adds that the store has “helpful, informative Texpert staff.” Please don’t tell us “Texpert” is a thing now. Because Apple’s “geniuses” are quite enough thank you. Basically, Upper West Siders, you are guinea pigs for this nationwide chain. So go over there and check it out. In the meantime, the Radio Shack on 85th and
Broadway Columbus has closed. Thanks to Peter for the tip.
Laila Rowe, the accessory store on Columbus between 71st and 72nd closed suddenly last week. Thanks to Lindsay Deak for the tip.
BÖC Boutique on Broadway and 78th is either renovating or is closed. The phone is disconnected and the clothes has been emptied out as of last week. Thanks to Rebecca Frey for the tip.
Construction is well underway on the Kate Spade store in the former home of the Emerald Inn on Columbus. No sign yet of the rumored “bow-like” entrance.