So it seems there is already a buyer for the primo Rockefeller Center real estate that the current Kenneth Cole store is vacating, and its from none other than a fellow American designer.
Michael Kors has announced his plans to open a lifestyle flagship at 610 Fifth Avenue between 49th Street and Channel Gardens, in the exact space currently occupied by Kenneth Cole. The 7,000-square-foot store will offer accessories from Michael Kors, Michael Michael Kors and Kors Michael Kors collections, as well as Michael Michael Kors ready-to-wear.
“The opening of my lifestyle flagship boutique at Rockefeller Center is an extremely humbling and exciting reality,” Kors told WWD. “As both a designer and a native New Yorker, what could be more incredible than a store in the heart of the city at Rockefeller Center?” The Kors store is already in the works to feature 15-foot ceilings, white marble floors, macassar wood displays and details such as zebra skin hides. Nothing's too much for Michael!
Kors is also planning to open a three-story Collection boutique at 790 Madison Avenue at 67th Street this spring, and the company is said to be eyeing a space on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles for another lifestyle concept store. By the end of this spring, the designer will have about 175 freestanding stores worldwide. This summer, Kors also will open his first Collection boutique in Hong Kong. It's nice to see that some American labels are still expanding, even if its within the space that others are vacating.
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