the H&M Home collection. Although this
store is much more densely packed with
merchandise than high-end Fifth Avenue
retailers, H&M is introducing a concierge
shopping service at this location to appeal
to sophisticated shoppers. Recent surveys
reveal a penchant among the affluent for
discount stores and warehouse clubs, so the
service could attract this segment to fast
Design Center 1010 Third Ave.
The second store to be renovated with the
brand’s new lifestyle-based retail concept,
Manhattan’s Ethan Allen Design Center
unveiled its new look this fall. Cooler
tones and an organic layout create a modern, relaxed atmosphere. The new palette
complements the products, which are displayed in vignettes to showcase each piece.
The new design is being rolled out in conjunction with the launch of more than 600
new product designs, including furniture,
wall decor, decorative accessories, lighting
styles and (for the first time) home scents.
Ethan Allen’s on-site designers now have
easier access to the full product line, thanks
to technological upgrades, including touchscreens and tablets.
The second store to be renovated with the brand’s new lifestyle-based retail concept, Manhattan’s
Ethan Allen Design Center, features 600 new product designs.
You won’t see any Pepsi props in the windows of
Ralph Lauren’s new flagship when it opens on
Fifth Avenue—the 38,000-sq.-ft. space is inside
the Coca-Cola Building. The space was empty for
years until CBRE’s Richard B. Hodos found a
tenant the iconic soda company found palatable.
The deal won Hodos an “Ingenious” award
from the Real Estate Board of New York.
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commentary by JGA’s Ken Nisch,
fresh from a recent retail safari in the Big Apple.