matthewwilliamson_flagshipnewyork.jpgCQ favourite Matthew Williamson is making the official leap to New York with the news that he will open his first flagship store in the Big Apple.

"I am very excited to be opening my own store in New York. Each store is a very personal design opportunity to express my brand and I am really looking forward to working on this and making the store a reality over the coming months," the designer said.

The store will open early 2009, located at 413, West 14th Street.

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