By Faith Hope Consolo
On , Fifth Avenue Ghurka will take over the former A.Testoni store
at 781 Fifth Avenue in the Sherry-Netherland. Louis Vuitton is expanding
next door to 743 to showcase its jewels. Dolce & Gabbana is taking Escada’s
former space at 717. The first Massimo Dutti concept store can be found at
the former Zara at the northeast corner of 54th Street. The NBA Store has
found a home at 590 Fifth. Stuart Weitzman will be at 53rd Street. Finnish
clothing and housewares brand Marimekko is opening its flagship store in
the Flatiron District's Toy Building, 200 Fifth Avenue. Canada’s Joe Fresh will also have a Flatiron outpost in the former Esprit space at the 16th
Street corner. New Balance serves fitness buffs at its 20th Street store.
Also in a shoe vein, Sperry Top-Sider is coming to 103 Fifth, its first store in New York City.
On Madison Avenue, the Rolex Boutique/Tourneau Concept Store at 510
Madison Avenue expands the timepiece selections in the area. Kurt Geiger
London's shoes and accessories will be found at 665 (at 60th Street).
French swimwear label Eres will have a shop-in-shop in Barneys at 660.
Meanwhile, Barneys will transform the eighth floor, combining the men’s
and women’s Co-Ops and opening a cafe called “genes@coop,” in honor
of former CEO Gene Pressman. Italian luxury sportswear company Paul &
Shark will replace Michael Kors in the Hartz Mountain Building at 667
Madison Avenue. Kors will subsequently move to the current Steuben
store and open a new flagship when the legendary glassmaker departs
the premises. Faberge is relocating from Fifth Avenue to 694 Madison.
Aaron Basha has moved across the road to 685 Madison Avenue.
Alice + Olivia goes permanent at 755 Madison, next door to the new
Theory/Helmut Lang boutique. Lana Marks has moved up the Avenue
to 780. Cesare and John Lobb are adding to the luxe selections at 800
Madison Avenue. Valentino is relocating to 821 Madison Avenue. Maison
Ladurée comes from Paris to 864 Madison Avenue. Monique Lhuillier’s
glamorous gowns and more will be found on 71st Street. Vilebrequin is
moving south to 1007 Madison. Ankasa’s fine bedding is moving to an
expanded space at 1200 Madison. Hold on to summer a bit longer at
Calypso St. Barth at 900 Madison. Mrs. John L. Strong’s lovely stationery
will open at 699 Madison in early September.
In Midtown, at Time Warner Center’s Shops at Columbus Circle, J.Crew
unveils a new men's store, joining women’s and Crewcuts. Apple is
confirmed at long last in Grand Central Terminal. Vince Camuto and Shake
Shack also are setting up shop in the Terminal.
On the Upper East Side, Jensen – Lewis’ contemporary and modern
furniture will open at 969 Third Avenue. Magnolia Cupcakes will have a
boutique inside Bloomie’s (1000 Third Avenue). Tumi is opening another
shop at 2211 Broadway at the Apthorp. Yoga addicts have two new
choices: Athleta, now open at 1517 Third Avenue, and Lululemon, opening
in October at 1146 Madison Avenue.
On the Upper West Side, Theory has relocated from Columbus and 71st
to 201 Columbus Avenue, Lancome’s old digs. Uniqlo’s pop-ups at 1880
Broadway and 2385 Broadway are open. Athleta has opened at 216
Columbus Avennue. Century 21 debuts on September 22 at 1972 Broadway.
Eastern Mountain Sports will serve the area’s runners and outdoorsmen
later this month at 2152 Broadway.
In Herald Square, Spanish fashion
retailer Mango’s second New York
location is at 7 West 34th Street.
Levi’s specialty shop for its more
exclusive lines opened in late
August at 45 West 34th Street.
In Soho, 25-year-old Alexander
Berardi comes from triumphant
Fashion Week showings to his first
boutique at 174 Prince Street. The
Stone Fox Bride will offer wedding
wear with an edge at 611 Broadway
in October. The Ralph Lauren
Collection store at 379 W. Broadway
will be converted to an even larger
RRL store. Skate decks, sneakers
and apparel can be found at Vans
DQM General, 93 Grand Street.
Beauty brand Benefit will have its
first city store at 454 W. Broadway.
Porsche Design Soho is coming
to 467 West Broadway. Kate’s
Paperie is returning to Soho at
435 Broome Street. Ivanka Trump
Fine Jewelry moves downtown to
109 Mercer Street. Lacoste has
inked a deal to open another
flagship at 541 Broadway. Surface
to Air’s luxury leather motorcycle
jackets from France debut at 27
Mercer Street. Gant Rugger has
debuted at 25 Prince Street.
Cosabella lingerie will open its first
New York store at 220 Lafayette
Street. Mulberry’s flagship will
open mid-September at 134 Spring
St. Dutch retailer Suitsupply took
453 Broome Street to introduce its
line of European-style suits, dress
shirtsand furnishings. C.Wonder,
by Chris Burch, former husband of
Tory, is bringing a concept store
to 72 Spring Street. Frye is open
at 113 Spring Street. Victorinox is relocating to 114 Wooster Street.
The Nordstrom-owned home
store Treasure & Bond is at 350
Broadway. Find Supra’s sneakers
at its first U.S. store at 4 Prince
Street. BLK Denim’s pop-up is
now permanent at 235 Lafayette
In Chelsea, Galerie Richard Paris
announced its second gallery at
514 West 24 Street.
In Tribeca, artisanal trouser line
Grown & Sewn found a permanent
home at 116 Franklin Street.
In the West Village, Jean-Michel
Cazabat’s store at West 10th Street
and Bleecker is likely to open in
October. Jo Malone will be scentsational
at 330 Bleecker. Goorin
Brothers’ hats have come from
San Francisco to 337 Bleecker.
French retailers Maje and Sandro
are opening at 417 and 415 Bleecker,
respectively. As you read this,
Rugby Ralph Lauren will have just
opened men’s and women’s shops
at 380 and 390 Bleecker.
In Meatpacking, look for Vanita
Rosa at 810 Washington Street.
Intermix opened early this month
next door at 812 Washington.
Behaviour 20’s international
designers are at 160 Ninth Ave.
Zac Posen’s first boutique for his
Z Spoke line has opened at 430
West 14th Street. Denim Habit
will open momentarily at 346
West 14th Street.
The Lower East Side sees a true
specialty store: Just Hoodies,
selling, you guessed it, nothing but
hoodies at 181 Orchard St. Exit 9 is
back with twice the space at 51
Lavai Maria’s modernized vintage
pieces have expanded from Brooklyn
to 165 Orchard. Carlos Campos’
exceptional suits and knits are
now found at 75 Orchard. The
Reformation offers updated
vintage at 156 Ludlow beginning
Notable in Nolita is the new store
by Adam from Adam Lippes at 211
Elizabeth Street. Rag & Bone is
expanding next door to 77 East
Houston. The luxury consignment
store MissInna is opening at 190
Orchard Street this month.
FiDi continues its rebirth with
Polarn O. Pyret’s luxury children’s
wear at 200 Chambers Street.
SuperDry has opened at the South
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After a very grand renovation,
Lacoste unveiled its new and larger
608 Fifth Avenue flagship. The
Madison Avenue Mulberry, at 605,
is also under wraps being updated.
Roberto Cavalli (712 Madison
Avenue) plans a fall debut after
a new grand design. Next door
at 714, Mauboussin is completely
repositioning the ground floor.
Across the street, Devi Kroell is
putting on the pizzazz with a redo
at 717 Madison Avenue. Limelight
Marketplace will re-launch as a
three-story department store
called Limelight, abandoning
its mall concept of shops and
getting a major makeover.
Retail is always evolving!