the upper east gains more retail lustre with the much-anticipated opening of the reed krakoff flagship on thu - aug 19. yes, it's the store of reed krakoff, creative director of the coach leather goods empire. in fact, his luxe womenswear label is a new division of the latter and only launched earlier this year, much to the liking of both the press and the fashion crowd. the reed krakoff store carries the full collection of apparel, bags, shoes and jewellery. it's no surprise that the next roll-out is planned for japan where two shop-in-shops and a flagship store are to open. location: 831 madison avenue [upper east].