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Jewelry trio shines among roster of Hudson Yards super stores

Cleef and Piaget will join a star-studded lineup of retailers at The Shops & Restaurants.

Designed by Elkus-Manfredi architects, and home to New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and the nation’s first Watches of Switzerland showroom, the 720,000 s/f of leasable space retail center is 70 percent committed and scheduled to open in March of 2019 along with Vessel public sculpture and the Public Square and Gardens.

The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards will house an array of fashion brands including AG Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied, Aritzia, Athleta, Banana Republic, Coach, Lululemon, Stuart Weitzman and Tory Burch, as well as two-story mini anchor presentations by Zara and H&M.

The beauty collection will include The Body Shop, Kiehl’s, Jo Malone, MAC, NYX, Origins, Sephora and Urban Decay.

Diners will be able to enjoy signature restaurants, including Chef Thomas Keller’s classic American restaurant, a new concept from David Chang’s Momofuku, Chef Costas Spiliadis’ Greek seafood restaurant Estiatorio Milos, a modern brasserie concept from D&D London, a new concept from rhubarb, and an American Grill concept from Chef Michael Lomonaco.

“The center of gravity of New York City has shifted west and we have the unprecedented opportunity to create something truly unique at the centerpiece of this new neighborhood.

“The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards will be one of the most compelling collection of retailers, restaurants, and eateries ever assembled. It will offer exceptional experiences and bring the very best of diverse shopping and culinary worlds into this modern, architecturally significant environment,” said Kenneth A. Himmel, restauranteur and president of Related Urban, the mixed-use division of Related Companies, which id developing Hudson Yards with Oxford Properties.

Hudson Yards is arranged into districts to personalize the shopping experience.

Upon entering, guests will be greeted by a five-story atrium that merges the retail center with the Public Square and Gardens.

A full acre glass wall has been created by designer James Carpenter.

Levels one, three and four will house a mix of retailers. Level two will have an entirely distinct look, feel and environment and offer an array of retail, cultural and social experiences.

More than a dozen specialty restaurants and food retail concepts will occupy space on Levels four, five and six, and offer dining options from the early morning hours into the late evening.

European-style cafes will be available throughout the retail center and offer quick, casual bites.

The expanded dining collection in the Hudson Yards neighborhood includes a 35,000 s/d Spanish Market by José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup and brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià, a restaurant by Santa Cruz Co., and a number of best-in-class quick service locations including Bouchon Bakery, Maison Kaiser, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee and Li-Lac Chocolates,

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