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Catherine Malandrino’s new 6,000-square-foot, two-level retail concept, Maison Malandrino, was set to open last month at La Cienega and Melrose Place, but the space still looks like it has a long way to go. Per WWD back in October, the expansive shop will carry "the designer's two collections, Malandrino and Catherine Malandrino," plus, "a new line of men's made-to-order eveningwear." The concept is more like a mini curated shopping center, suited for all-day shopping with a restaurant and floral studio, and even a library (for all those shopper/reader multi-taskers). Though there's nothing pretty to look at yet in the construction photos, what can be gleaned is the scope of the retail space, which is absolutely enormous—so big, we couldn't find a location to snap a pic of the entire thing. A short distance from the density of designer retail on and around Melrose Place, Malandrino looks like it'll be the biggest kid on the block.
· Storefronting: Catherine Malandrino in WeHo, Loehmann's Men in Beverly Grove, Le Labo, and Dock Downtown [Curbed]