LORD & TAYLOR | 424 Fifth Avenue
As part of the two-year renewal of this flagship location, the men’s
department has been newly renovated and doubled in size to 100,000
square feet on the ninth and tenth floors, allowing for triple the
number of mannequins in the department’s overall design concept,
including mannequins by Universal Display and Patina-V. Several
other floors of the department store will also undergo renovations.
VICTORIA’S SECRET | 1328 Broadway, at 34th Street
Black cherry hardwood and Italian marble floors, custom ribbon
chandeliers with backlit Swarovski crystals, a 14-foot-high focal wall,
video screens playing fashion shows, TV, and supermodel footage,
and a special N YC collection are a few of the things that make this
upscale flagship store worth a visit. Redesigned and reopened in late
2012, it’s also the retailer’s largest store in the world, at nearly 8,000
BARNEYS NEW YORK | 660 Madison Avenue
Unveiled in October, renovated cosmetics and beauty floors are
contemporary and elegant, focused on the Barneys brand rather
than vendors. Fixtures are designed to resemble modern medicine
cabinets, LED panels light products from below, and walls are finished
in white French plaster.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN | 747 Madison Avenue
After closing its store in the Meatpacking District, Alexander McQueen
opened the doors on Madison Avenue in September. Among the many
luxury details are plaster moldings that echo the lines of the brand’s
tailored jackets and the “armadillo” shoe, black marble floors, black
lacquer and brass fixtures, and a soft color palette.
H&M | 589 Fifth Avenue
Reports say that this new flagship store is slated to open in fall 2013,
after the retailer’s new Times Square store. It will be H&M’s largest in
the world, with 57,000 square feet on six floors.
VALENTINO | 821 Madison Avenue
This four-story, 5,295-square-foot townhouse located between 68th
and 69th Streets opened in August and houses different collections
on each floor, including one floor devoted to a VIP suite. The high-end
luxurious interior includes brass fixtures, custom Venetian terrazzo,
molded gypsum curtains, and black-and-white floors. Three separate
rooms in the VIP suite each have their own color schemes—red, green,
TOMMY BAHAMA MANHATTAN ISLAND
| 551 Fifth Avenue
Located in the landmarked Fred F. French building, this is the island-inspired lifestyle brand’s first global flagship store and, at 5,000
square feet, the largest Tommy Bahama retail location worldwide.
Designed by Michael Neumann Architecture LLC and opened in late
2012, the store features a façade of louvered screens created from
reclaimed wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk, Cuenca limestone
floor tiles, white screens that are perforated to create images of palm
trees, a spiral staircase, and an oak plank ceiling that is weathered by
sun and saltwater to evoke the decking of a dock.
| 510 Fifth Avenue
White terrazzo mezzanine and
softly glowing ceiling panels
magnify the natural light flood-
ing the open space from 27-foot-
high windows. On the upper
floor, a hand-sculpted screen of
bronze, copper, and nickel pan-
els serves as a distinctive wall
treatment and point of reference
for shoppers in this 17,783-square-foot flagship that opened in 2012.
Dynamic monitors, backlit billboards, video screens, and glowing light
boxes in Joe Fresh’s signature orange add a lively vibe.
MASSIMO DUTTI | 689 Fifth Avenue
This three-level, 28,000-square-foot flagship on the corner of Fifth
Avenue and 54th Street, opened in late 2012, is the Spanish men’s and
women’s wear retailer’s first in the American market. The third-floor
men’s area features Spanish marble in green, black, brown, and white;
walnut woodwork; and recessed ceilings that define “rooms” within