When it comes to New York City’s prestigious Madison Avenue, most of the recent news has been centered around the increasing number of retail vacancies. Among the retailers that closed their doors was Jil Sander.
Madison dwellers are in luck, however. It appears that Jil Sander was one of the few brands to didn’t close their gorgeous Howard Street store because of an ominous lack of sales – or perhaps sales were floundering, and they were able to get a better deal somewhere else. Whatever the case, Sander is moving to a new location just a few blocks down from her previous store.
After closing the store at 1042 Madison Avenue just a few months ago in January, Sander has moved to 818 Madison Avenue. The new bi-level, 725 square foot space will house Jil Sander’s womenwear and men’s ready-to-wear lines, along with shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry, eyewear, fragrance, and the Jil Sander Sartorial made-to-measure service.
There are three Jil Sander boutiques in the United States so far – uptown Manhattan, downtown Manhattan, and Chicago – and 68 worldwide. That said, the new Madison Avenue digs are only temporary. A Jil Sander spokeswoman noted that Jil Sander is set to unveil a permanent uptown store in the next few years “that will be designed to reflect the sleek interior of the company’s downtown unit, which creative director Raf Simons was instrumental in creating from floor to ceiling.”
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