Year-end Review: New York’s Best Store Revamps
New York City — It’s true: Everything old is new again. New York City’s retail maven, Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, The Retail Group, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, New York, has put together a list of her favorite store makeovers of the past year. As Consolo notes, even the most iconic stores must constantly present a new, fresh face to keep shoppers coming. Here are her faves:
- Apple’s simplified cube (767 Fifth Ave.);
- LaCoste’s grand redo (Fifth at 49th);
- Mauboussin’s brightening of a still fabulous new store (714 Madison Ave.;
- Mulberry’s work (605 Madison Ave.);
- The completely re-freshed Fresh (872 Broadway);
- The experimental Limelight Marketplace’s change from a mall to a department store feel (656 Sixth Ave.);
- Bloomingdale’s. Several years in the making and still ongoing, it will create a completely new store (1000 Third Ave.); and
- Barneys at 660 Madison Avenue. With a new Men’s Co-Op, new main floor and dining options, it’s a complete and stunning redo (660 Madison Ave.).
Stein Mart appoints COO
Jacksonville, Fla. — Stein Mart announced that D. Hunt Hawkins, previously the company’s executive VP and chief administrative officer, has been named COO.
"Hunt has been an important part of Stein Mart since 1994 and has had a key role in our significant operational improvements over the last several years," commented Jay Stein, interim CEO of Stein Mart. "This is a great reward for his many years of quality service."