NEW YORK — After nearly 25 years in business, and at least two spent scouting potential Manhattan store locations, Mark Badgley and James Mischka have found their retail dream space. It’s been a long time coming, but Badgley Mischka’s first New York store is opening today.
Located in a landmarked building at 24 East 64th Street, the 3,500-square-foot town house is a study in relaxed elegance with room for all of their collections — ready-to-wear, couture, bridal, costume jewelry, fine jewelry, sunglasses, shoes and handbags — spread out over three floors. The designers, who have been partners for 28 years and married earlier this year, said they wanted the store to have a residential feel. “Funny enough, this is kind of what our two homes look like,” said Badgley. “No matter what we try to do, everything always looks the same. But we like that.”
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