Architectural Digest, the international design authority, made a list of the best new stores in New York City at the end of last year. From fresh boutiques to relocated favorites, all lovers of New York, Manhattan, Soho, or other fancy and rich neighborhoods, will find their favorite products, including appliances, lighting, books, technology, and more. We’ve also rounded-up hotels, restaurants, and shops with standout decor.
Take a look at the 10 best opening stores in New York.
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.
The Spanish brand Porcelanosa, purveyors of wall tile, flooring, and assorted kitchen and bath fixtures, tapped Pritzker Prize–winning architect Sir Norman Foster and his firm, Foster + Partners, to devise its first Manhattan flagship in a 1918 landmark by architects Ely Jacques Kahn and Albert Buchman that overlooks Madison Square Park.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle-based fashion brand Totokaelo opened its first East Coast flagship in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. In the intensely architectural space—once the home and studio of sculptor Arturo Di Modica—the brand’s avant-garde selection of fashion hangs among a fascinating mix of vintage 20th-century chairs, collected by founder Jill Wenger from eBay dealers and flea markets across Europe.
Zak + Fox
Textile designer Zak Profera of Zak + Fox opened a new studio and showroom on West 26th Street filled with his graphic fabrics, exotic rugs collected from around the world, and an eclectic mix of vintage and antique furnishings.
WANT Les Essentiels
Canadian accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels opened its first boutique stateside in New York’s West Village. In the homey boutique, their structured leather goods mix with contemporary ready to wear and expertly appointed vintage and contemporary furnishings.
Bunny Williams Home
Though Treillage, the cherished Upper East Side shop Bunny Williams ran with her husband, John Rosselli, closed in the spring of 2015, store ownership is not a thing of the past for Williams. A few months later the AD100 designer opened her first eponymous showroom in the Fine Arts Building, where she displays her various home lines alongside vintage and antique treasures.