TOM TOM CLUB: Tom Ford is expanding its retail footprint, with new flagships in Chicago and Dallas, bringing its U.S. store count to five. The 4,700-square-foot Chicago unit, slated to open in August, is located on two floors of the old Esquire Theatre building on Oak Street, which has been transformed into a luxury shopping complex. The store’s ground floor features 15-foot ceilings and marble floors, with VIP rooms enveloped in ivory ultrasuede situated upstairs.

The Dallas store will open in September, as reported, and will occupy about 5,000 square feet in Highland Park Village. The design scheme includes Newport white marble floors, mirrored walls, an Alexander Calder mobile and Makassar ebony fixtures. “As a Texan, it is extremely meaningful for me to open a flagship store in Dallas,” said Tom Ford, who was born in Austin.

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The two new units join existing Tom Ford stores in New York, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills. With these openings, there will be 95 Tom Ford locations globally, including directly operated stores, partner-operated units and shops-in-shop. That store count is slated to reach 99 by the end of the year.


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