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What they didn't miss ...

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 7, 2007 05:36 PM

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Gucci fans will just have to wait.
(Globe staff photo)

NATICK COLLECTION BLOG-A-THON

If your favorite store is Neiman Marcus, or Gucci, or Bottega Veneta, you don't have to feel bad about missing today's gala Grand Opening of the Natick Collection.

They weren't here either.

In fact, a fairly substantial number of high-end stores that will occupy the new wing of the mall won't be making their appearances for weeks, even months.

Neiman's is due in two weeks, but expect to wait longer for Salvatore Ferragamo, Marina Rinaldi, Karen Miller, Ralph Lauren, Thomas Pink, Piazza Sempione, and Links of London. In fact, the north end of the mall, supposedly the ritziest section, was a bit of a ghost town yesterday, with just Tiffany, Louis Vitton, and a piano player bravely trying to draw shoppers in that direction.

Of course, if you're a glass-half-full person, that just means you still have something to look forward to.

-- Ralph Ranalli

This is the last post of the Globe West Updates Natick Collection Blog-A-Thon. Thanks for tuning in.

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