Abercrombie and Hollister stores sure proved they know how to make Black Friday a red-hot event. From midnight to noon Nov. 25, hundreds of bare-chested models welcomed customers at the A&F and Hollister New York flagship stores on Fifth Avenue.
Nationwide, all 817 of the brother-branded men’s fashion retailers were stocked with strapping hotties in dark skinny jeans at A&F and lifeguards in trunks at Hollister.
According to Racked, the guys prepped themselves with thousands of push ups. Indeed, there’s nothing like a good workout to get pumped for the holiday season… By Friday morning, “There were 101 hot guys at Abercrombie and 101 lifeguards at Hollister, riling up the crowds and whipping the tourists into a frenzy,” Racked reported. Now that is retail therapy at its best.
Residential carpet tile company FLOR opened its third retail location tonight in New York’s SoHo nabe. As a subscriber to a half-dozen design mags and a years-long subscriber to the company’s catalog, I garnered an invite to the posh reception at 142 Wooster St., its largest store to date.
FLOR also has stores in Chicago (its base) and Santa Monica, Calif., with openings planned in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, D.C., Boston & San Fran.
Founded in 2003 by architectural flooring company Interface, FLOR started as a catalog and webbie, targeting consumers looking for high-quality interchangeable carpet tiles that supersede the pedestrian concept of years past.
I’ve been planning to use FLOR in my weary living room for a good while; now that I can see and touch the tiles, it’s going to be reality within the month.Hot bartenders Stephen and Ernest…Cutie server Josh…Server um… let’s call him Sean, with Leonard.
Meese with Leonard and Brooklyn resident/architect Howard.