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Nicola Formichetti Turns Spring Cleaning Into Pop-up Weekend Sale


GOING ONCE: The fashion director, stylist and Nicopanda founder Nicola Formichetti has his share of fans and thousands are expected at this weekend’s three-day pop-up sale.
More than 5,000 items, including many from his personal belongings, will be sold in what is supposed to look like a punk mini-mall at Nicopanda’s store at 50 White Street in Manhattan. The fun house-type set-up will have rooms with different themes such as a library with archival books and magazines, another will be a Nicopanda World with many Nicopanda sculptures including life-size metallic pandas and octopuses to offset the collection. Formichetti plans to be in TriBeCa all three days this weekend, and he will be DJing Saturday. In addition to the hired security, organizers plan to manage the crowd control by only allowing 10 people in at one time.
From noon until 6 p.m. each day, shoppers will find numerous personal belongings including Formichetti’s art, sculpture, objects, rare books and such remnants from his celebrity styling as tour performance pieces. Lady Gaga is his best-known client. There will also be clothing from his personal wardrobe including items from Diesel — where he serves as creative director — and Mugler — where he worked as artistic

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