First Look: See The New Aritzia Store Before Anyone Else

Our dear New York City has more stores than we can count (literally!), so it takes a special something to get our hearts racing when it comes to new shopping venues. Specialty retailer Aritzia has that pizazz in spades — with its all-star lineup of exclusive brands (think Wilfred, Le Fou, and T.Babaton, to name a few), the Canadian fashion wunderkind is a one-stop-shop of awesomeness.
You may be familiar with the Soho outpost, but now Aritzia is taking things to the next level with a brand new flagship at Rockefeller Center. It will be the largest location to date, complete with out-of-this-world design elements like a 30-foot mushroom forest installation — and, of course, the covetable dresses, tops, and jewelry that we know and love.
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And, since we are Refinery29, we've scored an exclusive first peek at the store, so that you can start daydreaming about it before anyone else. We tapped creator Brian Hill to walk us through these brand-new store images and scoop a little insight on some of the brand's fall '12 pieces. Click through to see all the style goodness, and start plotting your splurges.
Aritzia, 600 Fifth Avenue (at Rockefeller Center); 212-307-3120.
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"Each season we curate a unique collection of beautifully designed clothes, using the highest quality and luxurious fabrics sourced from around the world."

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"Our Fifth Avenue store is our largest boutique and will be one of only a few locations to carry our complete collection. The majority of our product is exclusive to us."

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"We have beautifully designed stores that are comfortable, unique, and personable. We ensure that every detail, from the materials to the workmanship, is sophisticated and timeless, and lives up to our exceptionally high standards."

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"For Aritzia Fifth Avenue, we have created a sophisticated and timely space. The interior of this new Flagship store brings a metaphysical theme, inspired by natural phenomena to life, through carefully curated artwork, innovative technology, and custom installations."

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Le Fou by Wilfred for Aritzia Laboratoire Jacket

"Collarless? Check. Cocoon shape? Check. Faux sherpa? Check. This luxurious coat ticks all the key trends of the season."

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Wilfred for Aritzia Alara Pant

"This pant is one my favorite pieces of the season because of the way it fits, and the way it looks. Colorblocked and slim, it’s made from satin-backed crepe so it hangs perfectly from waist to ankle, making it fashion-forward yet refined."

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T.Babaton for Aritzia Connor Velvet Blouse

"Featuring a sheer, open back and a deep-V neckline, this top comes in both velvet and silk [see next slide], making it easy to dress up for formal occasions, or down for a fun night out."

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T.Babaton for Aritzia Connor Blouse in silk.

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TNA for Aritzia Bancroft Warmest Parka

"We’re known for our parkas at Aritzia — we’ve been making them since the beginning and they’re a perennial favorite of our customer. This one is our warmes,t ever, which is why we’ve called it 'The Warmest Parka Ever.' See what we did there?"

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Wilfred for Aritzia Météore Skirt

"With a fitted waist and a flared shape, this shimmering skirt is perfect for the holiday season. If metallic jacquard doesn’t say 'party,' nothing does, right?"

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Wilfred for Aritzia Valse Dress

"This black-and-gold silk shift dress draws on a variety of reference points, from Sixties Mod to baroque. More importantly: It fits beautifully."

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