Parisian fashion house Guy Laroche has finally opened its doors at 47 West 57th Street, showcasing simple, wearable, couture dresses and the latest men’s and women’s collections. Nokia has unveiled a posh new cell phone emporium on 57th Street off Fifth Avenue, rubbing elbows with luxury’s elite. Giorgio Fedon 1919, Italian stationery and accessories, comes to Rockefeller Center. Just Cavalli will welcome a flagship early next year on Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street.

Petrou has brought handmade dresses, jackets and coats to 850 Madison Avenue, neighboring Chloe, Gucci and Cartier. Samsonite has unpacked a shop at 838 Madison Avenue, featuring premium Black Label lines. J. Press, formidable menswear, is relocating to 380 Madison Avenue. Robert Clergerie, luxury French shoe retailer, will move to Madison at 62nd Street. Fine stationery by Mrs. John L. Strong is available at 699 Madison Avenue. Juicy Couture’s sparkling new emporium is a sight at 860 Madison. Design savvy Intermix at 1003 Madison Avenue is set to thrill, expanding on both sides. Eres, sleek swimsuits and lingerie, is coming to 78th Street, next door to Missoni. Manrico Cashmere will delight at 73rd and Madison Avenue. The first-ever Dolce & Gabbana Menswear freestanding boutique at 755 Madison Avenue is just moments from its debut. Linda Horn is now at 1327 Madison Avenue.

Japan’s Uniqlo opened a preview store at 2231 Broadway. A second Uniqlo pop-up store is at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. French body care L’Occitane is coming to Times Square at 1600 Broadway.

Luxe swimwear Heidi Klein, 1018 Lexington Avenue, neighbors Flora and Henri, a baby boutique destined for 1019 Lexington Avenue. Sherle Wagner will move its lush home designs to 300 East 62nd Street.

Parsian hair spa Phyto Universe is styling at 715 Lexington Avenue. Pottery Barn Kids will bring cool designs to 69th Street and Second Avenue. Lenscrafters Optique will be a welcome addition to 288 First Avenue.

Directly across from Bryant Park, Alice + Olivia has opened at 80 West 40th Street with a fabulously trendy collection. The National Hockey League’s first store on Sixth Avenue at 47th Street will satisfy sports fanatics with sportswear and team accessories. Google has set up a storefront at 111 Eighth Avenue.

Exclusive clothing boutique Martier will have a third Manhattan location with a spa and café to accompany the myriad of chic European clothing at 1012 and 1014 Second Avenue.

Thai Privilege Spa, 155 Spring Street, is dedicated to Thai beauty traditions. Let’s not forget our pampered pooches: Cleo Spa and wellness center comes to 140 Riverside Boulevard and doggie day care center Biscuits and Bath is planning to move into 160 Riverside Boulevard.

Loehmann’s designer discounters will have a vast new home at 2101 Broadway at 73rd Street.

Sigrid Olsen launched her first New York City store in Soho at 411 West Broadway. Space Mercer is a new boutique at 115 Mercer Street, introducing womenwear as a clean, modern style based on a streamlined version of menswear. Solstice Sunglass Stores will have a new flagship location at 107 Spring Street. The very first Ugg store – slightly behind the time – will display all 124 styles at 79 Mercer Street, between Broome and Spring Streets. Moonlight Graham, 276 Lafayette Street, will feature vintage-style sportswear adorned with licensed images from Major League Baseball, Universal Studios, General Motors, and more. Cult denim brand Evisu brings its first U.S. store to 92B Greene Street, next to American Apparel and across the street from A Bathing Ape. Joseph Wong’s ANC Home Décor – original and reproduction antiques – will spread out at 370 Broadway between Franklin and White Streets, with. J. Crew’s tot boutique, Crew Cuts, has taken 99 Prince Street. Catherine Malandrino has completed a massive expansion and renovation at 468 Broome Street.

Greenwich Village is the site of a second location for James Perse, at 361 Bleecker Street.

In the Meatpacking District, Trina Turk is preparing for her November debut at 67 Gansevoort Street. The store will house the entire women’s sportswear collection as well as the new swimwear line.

At 101 Warren Street in Tribeca, highly desirable neighborhood conveniences Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble and Bed Bath & Beyond will be arriving soon.

East River Plaza, the long-delayed shopping center being created along the FDR Drive in East Harlem will host Manhattan’s first cheap chic retailer, Target, scheduled to open in 2008. This is landmark news for the City as this opening has been years in the making— not quite my usual luxury reporting but who doesn’t love to see that red bull’s eye with design-driven affordable fashion, design and essentials? Cost-conscious Manhattanites rejoice!

What lures everyone to our decadent Avenues, draped for the holidays? The shopping, of course! This holiday season promises plenty of good cheer, as the perfect gift is just around the corner.

Faith Hope Consolo
Chairman, Retail Leasing & Sales Division
Prudential Douglas Elliman

Tel: 212-418-2020 / Fax: 212-418-2005