655 5th Avenue NY | Salvatore Ferragamo

655 Quinta 5ta Avenida Nueva York Ferragamo

This Salvatore Ferragamo store (it’s largest) is truly one of New York’s Mecca’s for luxury handbags, shoes, and small leather goods for women and men. It also carries a collection of men’s luxury watches. The two-story flagship store boasts a lobby full of sharp heels and glove-soft leather loafers, plus ready-to-wear collections for men (upstairs) and women (downstairs); a slew of clutches, hobos, totes and briefcases are also scattered around the space.

The designer himself died in 1960, but his namesake house is now known for sophisticated color palettes, extraordinary craft, and luxurious materials—values proudly upheld by this store’s bright displays. Throughout the high-ceilinged, glass-paneled space, mannequins sport swank, Euro-style garb, from simple suits with richly colored silk cravats to little black dresses and crazy gold heels. The label’s famous silk ties, made in Italy and imported monthly, are proudly displayed on easily accessible shelves.

There’s also a room dedicated to Ferragamo’s history, with photos of the designer hanging out with Marilyn Monroe. There, the brand shows off limited-edition collections based on its archives.

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