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Century 21 plans to reopen its flagship Lower Manhattan department store in spring 2023

Century 21 Plans Spring 2023 Relaunch at Downtown Flagship Store 

Century 21, which shuttered its flagship Lower Manhattan store at the height of the pandemic, said Wednesday it would relaunch in spring 2023. The off-price luxury fashion retailer has teamed with Legends to introduce a revitalized shopping experience both in-store and online. 

“Century 21 is, and always will be, a New York City brand,” said Raymond Gindi, Century 21 co-CEO. “Our flagship store has been a longtime symbol of this city’s resilience and unwavering spirit. In our 60-year history we have only closed our doors twice, once after the devastation of 9/11 and then again during the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

He continued, “But like the true New Yorkers we are, we have persevered. We could not be more excited to bring Century 21 back home, delivering the same products and value to customers, in partnership with Legends.” Legends oversees retail and hospitality operations at Yankee and the One World Observatory.

Photo credit: Will Steacey, NYC & Company 


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