This 7,000-square-foot, three-story flagship boutique represents the first phase in a project that will ultimately encompass all six stories of the existing building. The first and second levels display accessories and women’s apparel, the third features men’s apparel, and the upper three floors will eventually house offices and showrooms. This debut store exhibits an air of restraint with an austere modern refinement and casual elegance.

The existing limestone façade reveals a balanced composition that remains true to the character of the neighborhood. Limestone floors bring warmth to the sparse interior of the building, complemented by bold nickel merchandise displays.

The boutique interior reproportions existing spatial volumes. A dramatic double-height entry and triple-height backlit stair atriums encourage vertical flow through the store. The floating west wall undulates through all three stories, functioning as both a place for display and an ambient light source, while accentuating the vertical motion. This design element also directs shoppers from the front to the back of the space, promoting accessibility


Jil Sander, Inc.

Gabellini Associates
665 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212.388.1700
Fax: 212.388.1808

Design Partners:
Michael Gabellini, AIA and Kimberly Sheppard AIA

Managing Partner:
Daniel Garbowit, AIA

Project Architect:
Kevin Davis, AIA

Project Manager:
Vincent Laino, AIA

Design team:
Jennifer Hanlin, Brian Murphy, Jongku Yee, Jill Wheeler Melvin Wong

155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212.229.2669

Contact name:
John Lewandowski

Muir Reality
113 E. 31st Street #5B
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212.779.3395
Contact name: Ross Muir

Lighting Supplier:
Litelab Corporation
Address: 251 Elm Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 USA
Tel: 1 800 238 4120
Contact name: Rick Spaulding

General Contractor
J.T. Magen & Company
44 West 28th St. 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.675.3000

Rich Poznanski

Paul Warchol Photography Inc.
224 Centre Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Tel. 212 431 3461
Fax. 212 274 1953




Materials and sources
Limestone, white Sivec marble, jet mist granite

Drywall with level 5 skim coat and paint

Nickel silver hanging shelving, hangbars, black macassar ebony tables, jet mist granite table

Drywall with level 5 skim coat and paint

Nickel silver handrail, limestone treads, Starphire glass guardrails