spotted in the city: uniqlo goes uptown



Not one, two: We first noticed that Japanese brand Uniqlo was moving uptown in New York while riding a crosstown train back home from the US Open a couple of weeks ago. Forbes reported in late August that the store will open it’s second and third New York City stores — the only in the States — come October. The first is to be 5th Avenue’s biggest retails space (89,000 square feet) and the second is set for tourist-happy 34th St. Uniqlo currently  has just one store in NYC in SoHo on the ever-busy retail strip of Broadway between Houston and Canal Streets.

The company eventually plans to open 200 US stores, generating some $10 billion in sales.

TSF Vault: Uniqlo in SoHo | Kei Nishikori in Uniqlo


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as if the news itself weren't sad enough



Here’s one way Venus shocking revelation spread in London.

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spotted in the city: is that vodka in there? +WANTing those shoes



Slurp and step. Do you guys remember the Honey Deuce Grey Goose specialty drinks from a couple of years ago? Well, we do (so thirsty!) and they’re still serving up the delicious gems at the GG outposts around the ground. Too bad this just-outside-the-fence giant cup wasn’t full of vodka. We would have gladly parked there for the day and stuck to the practice courts. And: How much do we love these New Balance shoes? They’ve been done in collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren for the officials at the Open, and though some of us at TSF are so-so on the many bright colors on site this year, we LOVE this option. What’s that? You want our sizes? Gladly…

Shop: Both the men’s and women’s shoes are available online for $99.99 on New Balance’s site.

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spotted in the city: uniqlo's high line skating



High riding: There is no question that the High Line park in NYC is the best thing to happen to the city since … well, Shake Shack? Anyway. The park that stretches from the Meatpacking District up into the heart of Chelsea expanded this year, growing from 20th to 30th street. There are new ways to enjoy being among taller people, third-floor buildings and the level that busses drive out of the Port Authority at. Ahhh. City life!

But what caught my eye on a recent visit was the skating rink that Uniqlo has teamed up with the park to put up for the summer. Admission is only $10, includes a pair of vintage, orange-wheeled skates and gets you a night of skate skating to the likes of Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. The rink is open through Sept. 26. Any player spottings yet?! | TSF Vault: Spotted in the city

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spotted in the city: paragon's uso prep



Pardon the glare: One of NYC’s premiere sports shops, Paragon, is all decked out for the Open — Union Square style. In their maze of a store, the tennis sway is right when you walk in the front door off of Broadway. What they still have? There’s a couple of those oh-so-beautiful HEAD racquet bags from Murray’s Wimbledon (sans the fan notes) ready for pick up. And from what we’ve heard, they’ve been a hot item and will be virtually impossible to find once they sell out.

TSF Vault: Head More: Another (!) Djoko does Maria vid

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