NEW YORK — Two longtime Madison Avenue denizens are expanding their square footage on the tony thoroughfare.

Dolce & Gabbana is negotiating to lease the corner store next to its flagship at 825 Madison Avenue. The 4,000-square-foot space at 827 Madison Avenue is occupied by Tse, which is looking for real estate elsewhere on Madison Avenue. It’s been a decade since Dolce & Gabbana opened the three-level 8,500-square-foot flagship near 69th Street and four years since it was renovated. A spokeswoman for Dolce & Gabbana declined to comment.

Tse will be moving at the end of the summer, a spokeswoman said. “Our lease is ending,” she explained. A factor in the move is the rent, but it’s not the only reason. “The rent has gone up,” she said. “We also want to find a space that can accommodate all of our brands, TSE, Tsesay and men’s, all under one roof.”

The company’s preference is to remain on Madison Avenue, she said, adding, “It looks like we might be going into a temporary location first.”

Issey Miyake, meanwhile, which has spent the last 18 years at 992 Madison Avenue at 77th Street in a 1,700-square-foot space, will relocate to larger quarters at 802 Madison Avenue between 67th and 68th Streets. The new 2,600-square-foot shop is set to open in late August or early September, a spokeswoman said.

Miyake will close the existing 1,700-square-foot store, which is in the Mark Hotel, on June 29. Customers will be directed to the Issey Miyake unit in TriBeCa during the interim.

The new Miyake store will feature the men’s and women’s collections, watches, fragrances, and ME, a line created by a design team, which is also sold in the TriBeCa store.

Roger Vivier will be a new name on Madison Avenue when the company in September opens a store at 750 Madison Avenue near 65th Street. The brand, which was relaunched by Tod’s Group in 2003, recently opened a flagship on London’s Sloane Square.

This story first appeared in the June 21, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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