NEW YORK — Sought-after Italian suitmaker Canali has landed a prime spot in Manhattan for a flagship, a two-level 6,000-square-foot space at 625 Madison Avenue at 59th Street, according to real-estate sources.
Canali operates one store in Manhattan, on Broad Street in the financial district. “It’s a tricky location,” said a retail source, adding that the company has been interested in finding a larger space on Madison Avenue for several years. “Canali is a hot brand.”
The brand, with its traditional tailoring performed by artisans, opened its first flagship in Paris in 2009 and another in London the following year. Canali, which is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s here, is also sold in Los Angeles, on Rodeo Drive, the Penthouse at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.; Marshs in Huntington, N.Y.; the Shoppes at the Palazzo in Las Vegas; the Village at Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla., and Garmany in Red Bank, N.J. Canali has been raising its profile here, opening a new showroom last year in the Meatpacking District.
The company acknowledged that the brand is looking for a location for a flagship, but said a lease has not been signed.
Founded in the Thirties in Italy’s Lombardy region, Canali is known for its luxury fabrics and traditional tailoring performed by artisans. The second generation of the family took over the business in 1950; by 1980, half of Canali’s production was destined for international markets.
The U.S. was Canali’s largest market in 2009, representing about 35 percent of total sales of nearly $270 million. The privately held company does not provide sales figures.
Named the Plaza building when it was built in 1930, S.L. Green acquired 100 percent of the leasehold in 625 Madison Avenue in 2004. Revlon was the major office tenant in the early Nineties, when the building was named after the cosmetics company. Polo Ralph Lauren now occupies the majority of office space. Canali’s retail space was most recently occupied by Lederer. Other tenants include Stuart Weitzman, Fratelli Rossetti and the restaurant Lavo. A 10,000-square-foot retail space is also available in the building. “We’re in negotiation with two major tenants,” said Jeff Roseman, executive vice president and principal of Newmark Knight Frank and agent for the building. “Madison Avenue is as strong as it’s ever been.” He declined to comment about Canali.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye