TOM FORD STORE, COLLECTION DELAYED
By Courtney Colavita, DNR News
Construction permit delays coupled with a demanding blueprint have forced Ford to push back the opening of his highly touted luxury men’s emporium on Madison Avenue by months.
A spokeswoman for Tom Ford said the 9,600-square-foot store, originally slated to open in November, is now expected to bow in early spring. The spokeswoman added that construction is already underway.
"We have completed demolition. Due to the construction lead time necessary in order to obtain a high level of craftsmanship and to execute the project as designed, we’re facing a longer construction period than originally contemplated," the spokeswoman said.
"We will be opening the store and launching the collection in early spring."
Unlike other store openings, however, the Tom Ford flagship is tightly integrated to the launch of his men’s wear brand. The New York shop is the exclusive retail outlet for the first season.
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