Architectrural Digest is celebrating end of the year with a look back at 2015’s best design and, this time, the best new stores in New York City. From fresh boutiques to relocated favorites, these are the new shopping destinations that opened in 2015.
All lovers of New York, Manhattan, Soho, or other fancy and rich neighborwoods, will find their favorite products, including appliances, lighting, books, technology, and more. We’ve also rounded-up 5 shops with standout decor.
The Rug Company
The London-based floor coverings giant the Rug Company moved less than a block down East 59th Street into a snug new space that plays host to its revolving cast of rugs by fashion designers such as Paul Smith, Diane von Furstenberg, and Alexander McQueen.
When book publisher Rizzoli shuttered its fantastically old-school midtown shop, book lovers across town mourned the loss. But to much relief, its new location 30 blocks south proved to be just as crowd pleasing as its predecessor. Designed by AD100 architecture firm Ike Kligerman Barkley, the shop is bedecked in custom Fornasetti wallpaper murals, black-and-white stone floors, and bookcases salvaged from the original 57th Street location.
A slew of wildly colored trunks appeared on the Upper East Side as French luggage brand Goyard set up its first New York shop in a stately townhouse on East 63rd Street that once housed Charlotte Moss’s beloved boutique. With parquet floors, brass-trimmed mahogany and glass cabinets, and archival Braquenié carpeting, the space maintains the feel of Goyard’s original 19th-century shop in Paris.
Jeweler James Taffin de Givenchy opened an exquisite showroom and workshop on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office tower, displaying his dazzling confections amid rare antiques and his personal collections.
Hudson Furniture, the New York furnishings and lighting company, moved to a 25,000-square-foot home in Chelsea, giving its high-octane designs even more room to breathe. In the lofty space, decorative moldings and stately Corinthian columns are paired with rugged concrete floors and cement-gray plaster walls. The rough-meets-refined look is fitting, considering Hudson’s hallmarks: chandeliers draped with metal chains, Nakashima-esque wood tables, and plenty of polished bronze and brass.
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