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Some of New York City’s best shopping can be found on Madison Avenue. Below you’ll find Whitewaller‘s “musts” for shopping in the Upper East Side.
LUTWYCHE Upper East Side
For its first location in the U.S., LUWYTCHE debuts a space on Madison Avenue. Known for its men’s tailored clothing handmade in the U.K., the brand greets New York with creative flair, attention to detail, and made-to-measure garments.
Whitewaller recommends: LUWYTCHE’s elegant outerwear.
Moncler Upper East Side
In October 2016, Moncler welcomed its first U.S. flagship on Madison Avenue and 59th Street. The two-floor, 6,500-square-foot boutique is the largest Moncler boutique in the world, and is home to a design concept by Gilles & Boissier. With extensive selections of womenswear, menswear, children’s styles, ready-to-wear, and accessories, the store also offers product capsule collections and seasonal collaborations.
Whitewaller recommends: The Gamme Rouge collection by Giambattista Valli.
Sonia Rykiel Upper East Side
This marks the first Sonia Rykiel store under artistic direction of Julie de Libran. The 2,000-square-foot space houses ready-to-wear, accessories, leather goods, and footwear collections. Inspired by Paris’s literary cafés, the store is lined with bookshelves, housing more than 15,000 volumes of French literature.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the brand’s signature Le Copain handbag.
Moynat Upper East Side
Pauline Moynat is known as the first female trunk-maker, beginning her craft in 1849. French leather goods and handbags by the current artistic director, Ramesh Nair, are among the splendid and unique pieces one can find at the boutique.
Whitewaller recommends: The Rejane bags.
Hayward House Upper East Side
Hayward House—run by Brooke Hayward and her daughter with Dennis Hopper, Marin Hopper—is a striking place. Carrying both HAYWARD and HOPPER brands, and a small selection of others, the private shop tells storytelling in a rich, compelling way through curated products reminiscent of Brooke Hayward and Dennis Hopper’s spirit.
Whitewaller recommends: Seeing the new SS18 collection.
Bottega Veneta Upper East Side
Set over five floors, this Bottega Veneta boutique is the largest in the world. Women’s and men’s leather goods, eyewear, shoes, watches, fragrances, and more are illuminated by the expansive and thoughtful design of the historic location.
Whitewaller recommends: Perusing the apartment offerings on the fifth floor.
Elie Saab Upper East Side
Elie Saab’s first flagship in the United States is brand new to Madison Avenue. The stunning boutique is the brand’s fourth to introduce a new interior design concept by RDAI, offering a two-floor oasis of feminine and luxurious ready-to-wear collections.
Whitewaller recommends: Exploring the dressing room’s petal-shaped panels and uneven mirrors.
Vacheron Constantin Upper East Side
Known as the oldest watchmaking manufacturer in the world, Vacheron Constantin delivers artistic, technical, and precious timepieces. With the store on Madison Avenue, we see these efforts do not stray from the brand’s ethos. Elegant seating arrangements and modern fixtures greet guests, as they are welcomed into the brand’s elevated boutique.
Whitewaller recommends: Discovering the brand’s Overseas collection.
Christofle Upper East Side
This New York flagship, designed by Stéphane Parmentier, seamlessly conveys modernity and preserves the brand’s French origins. The boutique offers an eclectic selection of luxury tableware, jewelry, home decor, and the iconic Mood.
Whitewaller recommends: The Idole de Christofle jewelry collection.
Dyptique Upper East Side
Known to many as one of Paris’s most prized fragrance establishments, Diptyque delivers an unparalleled offering of candles and perfume.
Whitewaller recommends: The Feu de Bois candles and the Philosykos fragrance.