NEW YORK — Giorgio Armani Corp. is making a move.
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After 22 years at 114 Fifth Avenue here, the Italian fashion house will relocate its North American headquarters and showroom to 450 West 15th Street. The move to the Meatpacking District is scheduled for October 2013.
The new Armani headquarters will feature 60,000 square feet of space, and occupy the third floor as well as half of the fourth floor of the building. It offers high ceilings and views of both the High Line and the Hudson River. Armani will be taking over the space from auction house Phillips de Pury & Co.
The current Fifth Avenue location is 55,000 square feet, but the layout of the new location will allow for significantly more usable space. Armani will also have access to its new offices and showroom through its own, dedicated entrance on West 14th Street.
The building is home to several fashion companies, showrooms and fashion-related businesses, including Milk Studios, KCD, Mulberry and Tod’s.