An epic retail deluge has been reshaping two of the city’s most storied shopping Meccas: Soho and Madison Avenue. Openings in the former—to the tony tune of Stella McCartney, a Dior Homme pop-up, and Diesel Black Gold—have made the downtown mall feel urgently upscale. And that’s to say nothing of Chloé, Balenciaga, and Saint Laurent Paris, all arriving in 2013. Madison, meanwhile, took a turn for the hip over the last year, welcoming Rag & Bone, Vince, Céline, Theory, Charlotte Olympia, Rebecca Taylor, and Proenza Schouler. The twin retail booms show no sign of slowing, either. What follows is a mapping of the neighborhoods’ most anticipated new entrants.
The three-story men’s shop specializes in bespoke tailoring.
815 Madison Ave.; early Oct.
This William Sofield–designed store is packed with gloves, boots, and other gear that wouldn’t look out of place worn motorcycling around the English countryside.
814 Madison Ave.; early Sept.
3. Yigal Azrouël
Drapey, minimalist designs from an Israeli powerhouse.
1011 Madison Ave.; early Sept.
4. Brian Atwood
The new shop houses the world’s largest selection of Atwood shoes, including the lower-priced B Brian Atwood line.
655 Madison Ave.; early Sept.
5. Emporio Armani
The luxury flagship offers complete collections for men and women, plus watches, eyeware, and jewelry.
601 Madison Ave.; Sept. 7.
6. Armani Junior
The brand’s first free-standing kids’ boutique in the country carries back-to-school basics—as well as trendier gear—for boys and girls up to age 16.
1225 Madison Ave.; Sept. 10.
Timeless leather wallets and preppy weekender bags abound.
65 Prince St.; Oct. 15.
8. Tiffany & Co.
You don’t get more luxe than a little blue box, and this outpost—whose opening is pegged to the brand’s 175th anniversary—features ribbon-inspired lighting and an in-store display of archival sketches and prototypes.
97 Greene St.; Sept. 4.
9. Maison Ladurée
Macaron heaven—plus a tea salon and restaurant with guest chefs flown in from Paris.
398 W. Broadway; mid-Dec.
Their colorful silk blouses are staples with the fashion set.
110 Wooster St.; early fall.
The first venture outside Paris for the brand that made its name with shrunken blazers and funky prints.
No address yet; late Oct.
12. Raleigh Denim Workshop
The cult label makes its limited-edition jeans on vintage sewing machines.
211 Elizabeth St.; early Sept.
Luxury clothing, shoes, and accessories occupy 4,000 square feet at the online retailer’s premier physical location.
121 Wooster St.; Sept. 6.