By  on September 8, 2008

Known for its supple crocodile totes and elaborate python satchels, Nancy Gonzalez is no stranger to luxury. For the brand’s first showroom, on 57th Street in Manhattan, company president Santiago Gonzalez, the designer’s son, sought to fuse the high design with a sense of ease. The result is a space where ergonomically correct crocodile upholstered chairs abound.

WWD: Why did you decide to open your first Nancy Gonzalez showroom in New York?

Santiago Gonzalez: We have been showing at the Four Seasons Hotel for nine years, but as selling seasons and markets have become longer and less structured it made more sense financially to have our own space.

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