You can see it — Divine new boutiques gracing our city
on every corner. You can smell it — Blooms adorning
our beautiful streets. You can most certainly taste it —
Restaurateurs are bringing us new concepts and cuisines
that span the globe. There is no other city like ours and this
special time of year is one of rebirth and excitement.
Since New York City is the “Shopping Capital of the World”
let’s all prepare to do some serious springtime spending:
On Madison Avenue, Honora pearl creations will join the
lineup at 575 Madison Avenue, at 57th Street. Calypso has
a breathtaking flagship at 815 Madison Avenue. Cartier has
reopened at 828 Madison and J.J. Marco, 1070 Madison
Avenue, offers a premiere collection of fine jewelry. Swiss
watchmaker Franck Muller has leased a multi-level store
at 38 East 57th Street, between Madison and Park. Bally reopened its new flagship on the southwest corner of 59th
and Madison Avenue, in the same building as FAO Schwartz.
Luxury children’s boutique Spring Flowers is playing
musical shops by leaving its current 905 Madison Avenue
space and relocating next door to 907 Madison Avenue.
Pomellato, Italian jewelry, is moving into the former Mayfair& Company shop at 741 Madison Avenue. On 60th Street,
next store to Sermoneta, will be a two-level Japanese spa
NAO. Around the corner, Madison Fine Art at 61st Street
offers estate jewels and antiques. Nespresso, a chic coffee
boutique at 759 Madison Avenue, in the former Jean Paul
Gaultier boutique, neighbors Dennis Basso. Erika Bloom Pilates to the stars will be at 795 Madison, between 65th
and 66th Streets. It is rumored that Samsonite luggage
will open a boutique at 838 Madison Avenue, in the former
Westbury Hotel, neighboring Chloe and Gucci. Tom Ford is planning a flagship boutique at 845 Madison Avenue, at
the northeast corner of 70th Street. Linda Horn is moving
her elegant antiques and jewelry to 1327 Madison Avenue.
Roger Vivier from Paris will be at 750 Madison Avenue. Juicy Couture’s flagship will debut at 860 Madison Avenue, and Anne Klein comes to 655 Madison Avenue, in the same building as Donna Karan.
On fabulous Fifth Avenue, UGG Australia now has its atelier, at 730 Fifth Avenue. Sergio Rossi’s new boutique is at 694 Fifth Avenue, in the Peninsula Hotel. Alice + Olivia will debut on Fifth, at 40th Street. Bulgari will expand and renovate. The Italian jewelry house is holding temporary court at 3 West 57th Street, next to Bergdorf. The Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue, will house Garren, hairstylist to the elite and formerly of Henri Bendel. Bridal Reflections will bring haute couture to 286 Fifth Avenue. Giorgio’s of Palm Beach, a famed specialty store, will open at 730 Fifth Avenue, in the Crown Building. Spanish bridal label Pronovias brings wedded bliss to 52nd and Fifth.
In Midtown, Israeli-based Sabon opened its fourth boutique at Sixth Avenue and 55th Street. Another Apple will grace the “Big Apple” at 21 West 34th Street. Herman Miller, designer of office chic, is moving to 1177 Avenue of the Americas. M & Ms World will open a 20,000-square-foot, mouthwatering mega shop at 1600 Broadway.
On the Upper East Side, Searle, everyone’s fashion forward favorite, will open its eighth store, at the southeast corner of Third Avenue and 67th Street. Giggle debuted its second Manhattan location at 1033 Lexington Avenue.
On the Upper West Side, makeup master Lancôme will join the excitement at 201 Columbus Avenue. 495 Amsterdam Avenue will be home to C.P.W. Kids, offering fashionable favorites for the smaller set. Swedish H & M will arrive at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, alongside a new Barnes and Noble bookstore emporium. Broadway and 61st Street is rumored to be the site of a future Nordstrom.
In the Meatpacking District, Theory will unveil its flagship at 40 Gansevoort Street. Industria Argentina, featuring everything Argentinean, comes to 329 Greenwich. Edgy Belgian designer Maison Martin Margiela opened at 803 Greenwich Street. California designer Trina Turk has finally secured her dream space at 67 Gansevoort Street, and Tracy Reese, 641 Hudson Street, showcases her trendy fashions in a spectacular spot.
In super hot Soho, 112 Wooster Street is now home to Sao, a women’s high-end clothing boutique from Japan. Street Menswear offers fashions from emerging European designers, at 81 Greene Street. Kate Spade Baby opened at 59 Thompson Street, catering to the tiny fashionista. Pearl River, Chinese lifestyle products, will expand at 477 Broadway. 48 Hester at 48 Hester Street is dedicated to Denise Williamson’s trendy names. Lunessa, purveyor of handmade jewelry, has debuted at 100 Thompson Street. Valentino took a shop at 426 West Broadway for its Miss V line. Japanese Uniqlo has extended its temporary stay at 76 Greene Street while building a flagship at 546 Broadway. Kiki de Montparnasse emporium at 79 Greene Street sells apparel, furniture and accessories. Odin launched a second hip menswear shop, at 199 Lafayette Street. Hailing from Japan, Nave, at 159 Mercer Street, features urban labels from around the world. British Paul Smith will build a flagship at 142-144 Greene Street. Napapijri, an Italian adventure-inspired gear shop, is now at 149 Mercer Street. G Spa & Lounge, inside the Hotel Gansevoort at 18 Ninth Avenue, is a super spa by day and chic club by night. Candice Solomon Couture, go-to for breathtaking bridal, opened at 327 Lafayette Street. Kate’s Paperie will open yet another stationery emporium at 72 Spring Street. Mulberry, known for its English luxury leather goods, will open at 387 Bleecker Street. Topshop, the UK super shop, is at 35 Howard Street. Jack Spade has reopened with a vast renovation, at 56 Greene Street. Prada’s signature flagship at 575 Broadway recently reopened with a spectacular display.
In the flourishing Financial District, another grand cosmetics emporium, Sephora will debut at 150 Broadway, at Liberty. Hermes plans to open on the corner of Broad and Exchange Streets, 15 Broad Street. Battery Park City appears to be Nordstrom’s current object of desire. Rumor has it that the high-end retailer is in discussions for a location in the trendy neighborhood.
On the Lower East Side, The Paris Apartment, specializing in French, Italian and American furniture from 1920s, opened at 70 East First Street. Kuhlman, quintessential specialty retailer, continues the rollout with locations at 96 Grand Street and another at 209 Columbus Avenue. Pauline Quintana, hip children’s wear, makes her mark at Ninth Street and Second Avenue. Jamison Ernest’s Yellow Fever will sell his edgy rock and roll designs, at 9 Stanton Street. Patricia Field relocates to a space at 302 Bowery for those who embrace her unique club culture.
In Union Square, Michel Cluizel — a delicious chocolate boutique — has opened in the ABC Home at Broadway and 19th Street.
In Nolita, Lord Willy’s, 223 Mott Street, offers tailored menswear for the true gentleman. Saja, featuring women’s clothing by Los Angeles designer Yoo Lee, opened at 250 Elizabeth Street. Solana Med Spa, 116 Hudson Street, brings skin rejuvenation for celebs. Soho, handcrafted jewelry adorned in diamonds, winkles at 228 Mott Street. Emmett McCarthy, of “Project Runway” fame, is center stage with a new shop named EMc2, at 240 Elizabeth Street. Juicy Couture is happily anticipated at 368 Bleecker Street.
In the West Village, Burnello Cucinelli brings super luxurious cashmere to 377-379 Bleecker Street. Brooklyn’s beloved Castor & Pollux opened at 238 West 10th Street, bringing with it its stock of divine designers.
In trendy Tribeca, R Store by Rogan features handmade jewelry, art book, accessories, sportswear, premium denim and a line of suits, at 91 Franklin Street.
The Flatiron District is the latest home to San Francisco-based Design Within Reach, at 903 Broadway.
Happy Spring and Happy Shopping!