Todd Snyder's First Permanent U.S. Store Is Coming To NoMad

About a year ago, Todd Snyder (pictured below) finally closed his popular City Gym Pop-Up store months after it's original expected expiration date with promises of a new, permanent store in the works. Then, last October, when the company was acquired by American Eagle, a New York flagship store was again teased, and now, finally we have confirmed reports that Todd Snyder's first U.S. flagship store will open at 23 East 26th Street (pictured above) across the street from Madison Square Park. The 5,700 square-foot store is expected to carry the full range of Snyder's designer collections including his main signature line, his ongoing Champion collaboration and, presumably, the white-label tailored clothing and furnishings collection recently launched at Nordstrom. Snyder already has four well received boutiques in Japan, but this will be his first permanent U.S. store.
The location is slightly unconventional for a designer boutique, which is still several blocks away from the stretch of apparel stores on Fifth Avenue below 23rd Street, but it's right in the center of Manhattan's tech industry center and also convenient to destinations like Eataly and Shake Shack. Look for an opening this October.

Todd Snyder to open first US store at Moinian’s 60 Madison (The Real Deal)

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Rizzoli's New Store Is Well Under Way

We are still missing the lavish Rizzoli bookstore that was demolished earlier this year on West 57th Street, but fellow fans will be relieved to know that its announced replacement at 1133 Broadway at 26th Street is well under construction and shows every sign of meeting its Spring 2015 projected opening. The company is betting on the continued rise of the NoMad neighborhood, and the store is only a couple of blocks from its fellow Italian themed merchant, Eataly, which draws a healthy share of tourist crowd who will hopefully be encouraged to wander uptown not only to Rizzoli, but also Opening Ceremony, Maison Kitsuné and a host of trendy restaurants (Note the map from the store's website below). The 1896 building where Rizzoli will reopen is of a similar vintage as the store's previous, uptown townhouse home, though it's hard to imagine that it will be possible to replicate the same kind of lavish residential-style interior in the 5,000 square foot space. Hopefully, the store will pay some kind of tribute to its elegant former trappings, and it looks like we won't have to wait terribly long to find out.