Brookfield Office Properties Inc. announced that Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian luxury fashion house, will open a location at the redesigned Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan, which is currently undergoing a $250-million renovation.
The renovated Brookfield Place, with its stunning waterfront location, is emerging as one of the most dramatic luxury retail centers in the region.
The new 4,200 s/f Salvatore Ferragamo boutique will feature creative director Massimiliano Giornetti’s premier ready to wear women’s and men’s collections, as well as shoes, handbags, luggage, belts, bijoux, fine jewelry, silks, perfumes, eyewear and small leather goods.
Salvatore Ferragamo will be joining luxury brands including as Hermes and Burberry, along with a mix of contemporary retailers such as Michael Kors, among others, establishing Brookfield Place as a retail district.
Ed Hogan, Brookfield’s national director of retail leasing, said, “We are delighted to welcome Ferragamo to Brookfield Place, building on our ability to draw not only from nearby office workers and such high-end residential communities as Battery Park City, FiDi and TriBeCa, but also from visitors and tourists from around the globe.
“We are at the epicenter of the most densely built square mile in North America, while overlooking one of the most magnificent harbors in the world — an unduplicable and defining combination.”
Vincent Ottomanelli, president of Ferragamo USA, said, “The customer traveling to or residing and working in lower Manhattan understands and appreciates the qualities that define the Salvatore Ferragamo Group – luxury, style, tradition and innovation.
“The new boutique at Brookfield Place will provide a warm and intimate Ferragamo experience for our customers, delivering an impressive design and luxurious product for well-heeled New Yorkers and visitors to lower Manhattan,” said Vincent Ottomanelli, President of Ferragamo USA.
Salvatore Ferragamo was represented by Robert Gibson of Cushman and Wakefield. Brookfield was represented by The McDevitt Company.
Complementing the shopping offerings at Brookfield Place will be a collection of restaurants and a 25,000 s/f “European-style” marketplace, operated by Peter Poulakakos. The Marketplace will offer a butcher shop, fish monger, cheese monger, fresh produce, coffee, desserts as well as two sit-down restaurants and 10,000 s/f of outdoor dining overlooking the waterfront.
A 35,000 s/f dining terrace overlooking the Hudson River and North Cove Marina, will house chef-driven casual dining options that include Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Num Pang, Umami Burger, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Chop’t, Dig Inn Seasonal Market, Dos Toros, Little Muenster and Skinny Pizza.
Equinox, the fitness and lifestyle leader, will open a 35,000 s/f, state-of-the-art facility at the redesigned Brookfield Place.