By Faith Hope Consolo
We welcome our City’s seasonal spirit! Beautiful blossoms are on display everywhere and there is a whole new retail landscape to explore. You will certainly delight in this eclectic mix of stores, diversification of brands and noteworthy collections poised to lure shoppers inside...
On Magnificent Madison Avenue, Maison Lalique will re-emerge in a sparkling new space, 609 Madison Avenue. Armani Collezioni has reinvented 601 Madison Avenue. Chrome Hearts appears at 870 Madison Avenue and Frette luxe collection modernized 799 Madison Avenue. Dalyah Diamonds dazzles 625 Madison Avenue on 58th Street.
On Fabulous Fifth Avenue, Cornelia 663 Fifth Avenue is reborn as Spa Chakra, the renowned global spa network. Gant is growing at 645 Fifth Avenue with an expanded second level. Tommy Hilfiger’s flagship attains 681 Fifth Avenue. Joseph Edwards, watches and jewelry at 420 Fifth Avenue opening soon.
Grand Central Station welcomes Tumi and MAC as new additions. New York-based LittleMissMatched is taking over the space currently occupied by lingerie specialist Pink Slip, which is moving to an even larger spot in the terminal.
Never Underestimate the Upper East Side, Louis Vuitton Bloomingdale’s New York revealed at 1000 Third Avenue. Their men’s department renovations continue to unfold with The Art of Shaving’s new Barber Spa. Madame Paulette redesigned flagship expanded their shop at Manhattan House 1255 Second Avenue.
Park Avenue Perfection, Alice Kwartler moving to 445 Park Avenue.
On the Unforgettable Upper West Side, the city’s third West Elm bowed 1870 Broadway.
In Wonderful West Village, French loungewear L.T.J. Arthur took 329 Bleecker Street at Christopher Street. Thom Browne’s Black Fleece from Brooks Brothers label shop 351 Bleecker Street meets the world.
In Fashionable Flatiron 7 For All Mankind is adding another store to the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 15th Street.
In Chic Chelsea, David’s Bridal celebrated its first-ever Manhattan location, at 751 Sixth Avenue. The retail version of Showroom Seven, Beyond 7 opened on West 27th Street.
In Nouveau Nolita, Lee Harkness Shirt Co., dedicated to the lost art of shirt making at 15 Prince Street. Crossing the bridge, accessories label Hayden-Harnett has a new boutique at 253 Elizabeth Street. Japanese designer Hogo Natsuwa quietly opened his second New York City boutique for his colorful women’s wear label Callalilai by Aoyama Itchome 43 Spring Street.
In Sumptuous Soho, the only NYC Timberland is now here at 474 Broadway on the block between Broome and Prince Streets where Topshop bowed at 478 Broadway. Escada will be unveiling a new store at 560 Broadway, at Prince Street, previously occupied by Ann Taylor. Tokidoki by LeSportsac arrives 176 Spring Street. Dermalogica skincare palace snags 110 Grand Street. Dutch design collective, Droog catches 76 Greene Street. King of Greene Street lands 72 Greene Street between Spring & Broome Street. The J.Crew men’s store is to open at 484 Broadway between Topshop at 478-486 Broadway and Madewell at 486 Broadway. The two-level flagship for Le Sportsac bowed at 118 Greene Street. Italian cabinet and kitchen designer Scavolini USA has a duplex at 429 West Broadway. Child friendly boutique offers designer duds, PB + Caviar, 88 Thomas Street. Limited-edition sneaker store Flight Club is getting a third Manhattan location, taking 267 Lafayette, on the corner of Prince Street. Christiane Celle of Calypso fame has her Clic Gallery on Lafayette (and another in St. Barths), and will open two more around the corner from each other 424 Broome Street between Crosby and Lafayette, due to open in April in tandem with a 2,000 square-foot twin at 255 Centre Street and Broome. There is also an East Hampton shop debuting this summer.
In Niche Noho, Chilean designer Maria Cornejo has relocated Zero + Maria Cornejo to 33 Bleecker Street. The Smile, a general store/cafe/tattoo parlor arrives at 26 Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street.
In the Marvelous Meatpacking District, Matthew Williamson’s first US shop at 415 West 14th Street was worth the wait. Pop the champagne, Ports 1961 has bowed at 3 Ninth Avenue and left us breathless. Vince is open at 833 Washington Street at LittleWest 12th Street and is a masterpiece. 430 Washington Street at 14th Street, has been transformed to Scoop It Up.
The Exciting East Village, Eva’s Boutique relocated to 355 Bowery. Tucker Studio Store took 13 Essex Street. Loris Diran opens on East 1st Street.
Landmark Lower East Side, Brooklyn cult-boutique Smith + Butler is taking 118 Orchard Street. New women’s boutique on Ludlow between Stanton and Rivington, Stella Filante, Italian for “shooting star”, and will feature apparel by many new designers at 156 Ludlow Street.
Happy Spring and Happy Shopping!
Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman
Retail Sales & Leasing Division