Bottega Veneta has a big, beautiful new home at 740 Madison Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Set on five floors, the Italian luxury goods and high fashion brand’s new Maison combines three 19th-century townhouses — some 15,000 square feet in all — that were originally private residences.
Shoppers here can visually gorge on the exquisite and extensive collection of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, eyewear, shoes, fragrance, and jewelry along with a home and furniture collection displayed on the top floor of the store. Set up to mirror an actual living space, this area is dubbed “The Apartment,” and will have the feeling of an elegant Manhattan home.
And speaking of Manhattan, the city is the inspiration for Bottega Veneta creative director Thomas Maier’s stellar 33-piece capsule collection of leather goods and phone cases for men and women called “Icons of New York,” subtly featuring recognizable New York City images including skyscrapers, subway maps, and the layout of streets and avenues. “It’s really an homage to the city,” Maier said.
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The collection, “Icons of New York,” will be exclusive to the Manhattan store through February and beginning in March available at Bottega Veneta boutiques in Brookfield Place, Americana Manhasset, Boston, and King of Prussia. The styles are available for pre-order now.