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MINT CONDITION: Jodi Arnold, designer of Mint by Jodi Arnold, rang in the opening of her first boutique at 56 University Place in New York’s Greenwich Village on Thursday night with a reception to showcase both her collection and the artwork of Vicky Barranguet, whose prints inspired much of Arnold’s upcoming spring collection. Starting with her resort collection, Arnold will be rebranding her Mint line as Jodi Arnold NYC. Her Mint collection is sold in about 150 stores around the world, but this marks her first venture into retail. Arnold is still negotiating a longer term lease for the space, but has confirmed a life span of at least 56 days, during which she has organized events almost every night to bring together networks of advertising, fashion and art worlds. When she’s not popping in to check on things, Arnold will be busy working on her upcoming collaboration with The Limited stores, due out this spring.