Hudson Yards

On Madison Avenue, the luxury fashion brand Lafayette 148 is set to open this fall – location not yet announced. The men’s apparel brand JoS. A. Bank’s flagship is back in business with a fresh new look following renovations designed to reflect the new face of the men’s retailer at 370 Madison Avenue.

In Midtown, the footwear brand Red Wing Shoe Company opens at 11 Penn Plaza. The Belgian chocolatier Godiva will open its first café at 560 Lexington Avenue, providing a menu of drinks, sandwiches and, of course, chocolate treats.

In Battery Park, health food café chain Dr Smood is opening at 210 Murray Street, offering a menu of organic food and beverage. In NoHo, Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape is debuting at 340 Lafayette Street.

In SoHo, the German kitchen design firm Poggenpohl is set to open its flagship store at 138 Greene Street. The Parisian apparel label Sandro is coming to 177 Prince Street, and the American retailer of indie and vintage-inspired women’s clothing ModCloth recently opened at 42 Crosby Street. Originally operating as an online subscription service for women’s athleisure wear, Fabletics is building on an impressive expansion of its fleet of stores, with its newest location set for 577 Broadway. The menswear boutique O.N.S. is coming to  201 Mulberry Street.

In Nolita, the premium denim brand Judi Rosen has recently opened at 198 Elizabeth Street and in the West Village, Italian leather goods brand Il Bisonte recently arrived at 381 Bleecker Street.

New York News: Hudson Yards Opens

Five years in the making, the long-awaited Hudson Yards is open to the public. The sprawling complex is a series of towers on the far-west side of Manhattan and 30th Street, and the seven-level megamall looks promising for retail innovation. The selection of shops run the gamut, from high-end luxury storefronts such as Cartier, Fendi, Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Sally Hershberger HY Salon, to Kate Spade, Tory Burch, H&M, Zara, Sephora and many more. Also unique to the retail space is the fashion-forward, Dallas-based boutique Forty Five Ten, and of course, the city’s first Neiman Marcus department store adds a multi-level retail experience.

The second floor, dubbed the ‘Floor of Discovery’, is filled with first-to-market stores which were previously only in the digital realm. Such brands include tech retailer b8ta, the footwear showroom M.Gemi, menswear basics company Mack Weldon, men’s performance lifestyle brand Rhone, sock brand Stance, and home décor shop Batch.

Also on the second floor is Snark Park, an Instagram-friendly exhibition space built by Snarkitecture, including a cereal bar and retail space operated by the lifestyle brand and progressive concept-store establishment, Kith.

In June, the city-within-a-city will be opening an Equinox Hotel, the first-ever hotel offshoot of the fitness club group – and reservations are now being accepted. The hotel will be an interplay between rest, fitness, and cuisine, designed for a 360-degree lifestyle travel experience.

Arthur Maglio, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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