NEW YORK—Luxury watch retailer Tourneau has announced it will open a 3,300-square-foot flagship store at 510 Madison Avenue in early 2009. The new outpost will replace the company’s existing flagship at 12 East 57th Street and will be Tourneau's fourth New York City location. The company also has stores at 635 Madison Avenue, 200 West 34th Street and 12 E 57th street.
“We are thrilled to be able to showcase our brands in a larger continuous environment, “ said Tourneau’s executive vice president Andrew Block. The store’s current location on 52nd street is divided by the Omni Hotel’s freight elevator, which according to Block has divided the boutique into two separate spaces—with luxury watches from the likes of Rolex and Cartier on one side, and others from brands like Breitling and Tag, on the other.
The new free-flowing store, located at the southwest corner of Madison and 53rd Street, will feature 25-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling "vision glass" as well and a separate Rolex boutique, which according to Block, will reflect the brand’s signature look and feel.
Real estate firms RKF Felenstein, Was & Associates represented Tourneau in this transaction. Building ownership was represented in-house by Macklowe's Jason Grebin and Andrew Lazarus.
"We were able to secure for Tourneau a fabulous opportunity in the most dynamic new project in the Plaza District," said RKF Chairman & CEO Robert K. Futterman. "The space's visibility and expanded footprint will enable Tourneau to showcase their products in a whole new way."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty