Tommy Bahama Is Opening a Store on Fifth Avenue

A look from Tommy Bahama's runway show in Miami this past July.

Retail chain Tommy Bahama, known for their "island-inspired clothing," has just signed a lease for their first location in New York City, on Fifth Avenue and 45th Street. The space is currently occupied by a New York Look store, but it will be redecorated beyond recognition with palm tree motifs in time to open by the end of the year. The company's aptly named CEO, Terry Pillow, assures The Wall Street Journal that nothing about their new urban address will take away from the label's signature retired-CEO-sipping-fruity-cocktails-in-Florida look: "We're going to bring Tommy Bahama to New York City ... We're not going to bring New York City to Tommy Bahama," he said.

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