A couple of weeks ago Michael Kors announced the opening of its largest lifestyle store in the world. Located at 667 Madison Avenue, the two-floor, 6,655-square-foot shop offers over double the space of the company’s original Madison Avenue location, which opened in 2009 and was situated next door.
The big focus is on accessories, with handbags, small leather goods, footwear, eyewear, watches and fragrance prominently featured on the first level. MICHAEL Michael Kors ready-to-wear is showcased on the lower floor.
Says the company in a release:
While the space maintains the same chic aesthetic, featuring clear acrylic display tables, white leather benches, polished stainless steel finishes, mirrored surfaces and large-scale framed artwork found in the company’s other locations worldwide, the in-house retail design team responded to the location’s soaring 22-foot ceilings by creating custom fixtures designed specifically to highlight the airy environment. This includes a floor-to-ceiling feature wall incorporating etched glass logos derived from MK’s iconic handbags and Calacatta marble and macassar wood. An 18-foot-high video screen will hang in the stairwell facing the entrance, serving as a place to display original-content videos from Michael Kors.
“The opportunity to expand our Madison Avenue lifestyle store to showcase a broader selection of my different collections in a space with such unique architectural qualities is a dream come true,” says Michael Kors. “The location is perfect for both our New York customers and our global customers—Madison Ave is truly my backyard.”