This is the second Liebeskind Berlin in the U.S. The German leather accessories and fashion retailer has its flagship in New York’s SoHo. Tanger Outlets is owned by Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., which operates outlets stores across the U.S.
The Riverhead mall is located on the East End of Long Island, and Liebeskind Berlin will be in the company of brands and retailers that include Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Coach, Michael Kors, Steve Madden and Wilsons Leather, among many others. The store is currently open.
Stalco president Alan Nahmias said that the 2,000-square-foot store’s “interior reflects Liebeskind’s signature industrial chic esthetic. Designed by the brand’s in-house architectural team in Germany, with support from the architect of record L2 Studios, the store features exposed ceilings, a manufactured wood planks floor and concrete-finish and metal display fixtures manufactured in Germany.”
Stalco said the store has its own street entrance “and houses the sales floor, cash wrap counter, shelves along the perimeter, multiple merchandise display islands, window display shelves, racks for clothing and accessories, two fitting rooms, and back office facilities, including a stockroom, a security desk, manager’s office and an employee break room.”
The Islandia, N.Y.-based construction firm said the interior finishes and fixtures “include charcoal-black painted ceiling and building systems, white-painted gypsum board walls, [and] an LED-lit logo signage mounted on a distressed wood section of the wall behind a cash wrap.” Other features include continuous wood and steel shelving as well as cushioned leather racks, which are designed for displaying the retailer’s accessories and belts.
Edward Dutton, project manager at Stalco, said the $340,000 project was done ahead of schedule. He described the project as having a “challenging schedule” due to a tight deadline of four weeks, which included demolition.