It's time to pop the champagne and celebrate the new shopping landscape that is on the horizon in 2016.
I am certainly excited for the high-end luxury on Madison Avenue that is headlining the news of the new.....
Sonia Rykiel - 816 Madison Ave
This store will showcase the French brand's ready-to-wear collections, fur, leather, shoes, and children's lines. There will also be specialty items designed specifically for the location by Sonia Rykiel creative director Julie de Libran.
Aquazzura - 935 Madison Avenue
The Italian brand's first standalone store in the United States for his high-end shoe retailer. Cult following currently available in: Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Matchesfashion, Moda Operandi, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Saks and Shopbop.
Moynat - 935 Madison Avenue
French luxury leather goods to open here in time for the next New York Fashion Week in February. It's the brand's first freestanding store in the US (it previously popped up at Dover Street Market), and will be right across the street from Apple.
Jimmy Choo - 699 Madison Avenue
Relocating its current boutique in April a block south to 699 Madison Avenue, next to Hermès.
Isabel Marant - 23 East 67th Street
Second New York City store to open in early 2016 in the ground floor retail space within a townhouse.
The Row - 17 East 71st Street
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen's label coming to a 1910 townhouse at 17 East 71st Street.
Saks OFF 5TH - 135 East 57th Street
Saks Fifth Avenue's premium designer fashion outlet for discount designer handbags, shoes, dresses and clothes for men, women and children will have their first New York City location coming to Tower 57; 56,000-square-feet in three levels. It will open in March 2016 and another store is set to open Downtown at Brookfield Place in 2017.
New digs downtown.....
Target - 255 Greenwich Street
Target to Tribeca is top-notch information! The second Manhattan location (other in East Harlem) will have "flexible store design," with smaller, commuter-friendly packaging, furniture sensitive in scale for City apartments, and on the run dining for our fast-paced living; sandwiches, salads, etc. The store will be a two-level, 45,000 square-foot location -a third of the size of a regular Target.
Hot off the presses....
Westfield World Trade Center - 7 WTC
"Westfield World Trade Center will be an iconic destination that speaks to New Yorkers and redefines the Lower Manhattan experience. It will transform 350,000 square feet of space into a fashion, culinary and artistic experience including a dynamic mix of 150 local and global brands and unique dining opportunities. It will serve a diverse community with New York-centric services and amenities, must-see events, state-of-the-art digital technology and extraordinary culture and entertainment. Westfield World Trade Center is located in and around the Oculus, designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, and includes multi-level store presence in 3 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center."
Current confirmed stores and more to follow...
Aesop, Aldo, The Art of Shaving, Banana Republic, Beer Table, Breitling, Camper, Caudalie, Charles Tyrwhitt, Cole Haan, COS, Crabtree & Evelyn, Designer Eyes, Dune London, Eataly, Edward Beiner, Epicerie Boulud, Fika, Folli Follie, Fossil, Hugo Boss, Joe coffee, John Barrett Salon, John Varvatos, Kate Spade New York, Kiehl's, Kiko Milano, L'Occitane, La Colombe, Lacoste, Links of London, LK Bennett, London Jewelers, Longines, Lore Wine & Spirits, M.A.C, Market Lane (previously known as Jones the Grocer), Michael Kors, K. Minamoto, Montblanc, Nobletree Coffee, Nunu Chocolates, Pandora, Penhaglion's, Reiss, Rituals Cosmetics, Sephora, Stuart Weitzman, Swatch, Thomas Sabo, Tissot, True Religion, Turnbull & Asser, Under Armour, Une de 50, Victoria's Secret, Victoria's Secret Beauty, Vince Camuto, & Other Stories,
Cheer to a New Year... Happy Shopping!