Of course, for the past few years, this has been more a question of when than if, but serious shoppers who were annoyed that über-desirable French luxury brand Lanvin could have opened boutiques in Bal Harbour and Las Vegas before they came to New York can simmer down now. The label that designer Alber Elbaz has catapulted back to the top of the fashion heap will finally be opening a 4,000 square foot women's boutique this year near the corner of Madison Avenue and 69th Street. According to WWD, Lanvin headquarters will also be located in the same building at no. 815 which has most recently housed a Calypso boutique. It has also been home to Versace, and, before that, a multi-level Giorgio Armani flagship featuring his main and Emporio collections.
The tiny announcement suggests that the shop will not be carrying Lanvin's acclaimed men's runway or more classical (and extremely lucrative) tailored clothing collection. Could a men's store could be in the works sometime down the road?
Fashion Scoops: Lanvin's Uptown Story (WWD)