Microsoft plans to open the doors of its first flagship Microsoft Store in New York City on October 26.
The company also plans to open a flagship store in Sydney on November 12, according to a September 30 blog post. Microsoft officials confirmed
Microsoft officials confirmed last September that the company would be opening a full-size Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue in the former Fendi New York City flagship space.
The new Manhattan store, located at 677 Fifth Avenue (near 53rd Street), which is just a few blocks from Apple's Fifth Avenue store, will open at noon, with opening ceremonies starting at 11:30 a.m.
The Microsoft Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall store will be open on Thursday, Nov. 12 at noon AET.
The New York City store is opening a few weeks after Microsoft is expected to unveil its new line of Microsoft-branded Windows 10 devices, including new Surface Pros, two new premium Lumia Phones and an updated Microsoft Band fitness band. That big-bang hardware launch is happening in New York on October 6.