The Top Retail Deals of 2004 - Faith Hope Consolo __________________________________________________________________________________

Famed Accessories Retailer Judith Leiber Opens Flagship at the Carlton House – With the assistance of retail leasing team Faith Hope Consolo and Joseph A. Aquino of Garrick-Aug Worldwide, Ltd., luxury accessories retailer-to-the-stars Judith Leiber opened her flagship boutique this year. Located at 680 Madison Avenue, on the ground floor of the incredibly elegant, Old World-style Carlton House, the 5,000-square-foot store opened this fall. The historic site, coupled with the retailer’s A-list celebrity and First Lady-approved merchandise, made this one of 2004’s most noteworthy deals.

Searle Opens 635 Madison Avenue Flagship – Bringing a leading brand to one of the most luxurious stretches of Madison Avenue, brokerage team Faith Hope Consolo and Joseph A. Aquino of Garrick-Aug Worldwide, Ltd. arranged for Searle’s leasing of its flag-ship store at 635 Madison Avenue, this year. The 12,000-square-foot store, situated between 59th and 60th Streets, put Searle in the company of fashion luminaries such as Calvin Klein, Barneys, Celine, DKNY, Tod’s and Bally – a perfect showcase for its famed coats, including its trademark shearlings, and its contemporary sportswear, lingerie, acces-sories and shoes.

Barneys Co-Op Goes West – This year saw the introduction of Barneys Co-Op to a brand new Upper West Side audience. The West Side has long been known for the finest foods and restaurants, and now it also has the finest shopping, thanks to the new 10,000-square-foot store that opened in Fall2004 at 2139-2157 Broadway, between 75th and 76th Streets. Faith Hope Consolo and Joseph A. Aquino of Garrick-Aug Worldwide, Ltd. represented the landlord in the neighborhood transforming lease.

Bloomies Comes to SoHo – The "big brown bags" are now being parading all over SoHo as a result of one of the year’s most significant store openings: Bloomingdale’s at 504 Broadway, between Spring and Broome Streets. The mega-department store, which is also Bloomingdale’s sec-ond in Manhattan, features 124,000 square feet of retail space bound to appeal to the youthful, trendy masses that shop in SoHo. The $40 mil-lion project created SoHo’s sole depart-ment store in one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods.

Abercrombie & Fitch Fetches Flagship on Fifth - Casual clothes and accessories retailer Abercrombie & Fitch secured a highly prestigious location for its flagship store in 2004. The retailer committed to a 17,000-square-foot lease for space on the corner of 5th Avenue and 56th Street, one of the most prominent retail corners in New York City. The store, which opened this fall, enhanced the retailer’s visibility to both domestic and international customers alike.



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Faith Hope Consolo
Chairman, Retail Leasing & Sales Division
Prudential Douglas Elliman
Tel: 212-418-2020 / Fax: 212-418-2005