Fifth Avenue Shopping
by Christina Parrella, 01/28/2014
Photo: Will Steacy
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647 Fifth Ave., 212-317-0224
If understated is your thing, then Versace probably isn't the line for you. The flashy flagship carries a curated selection of signature Versace duds (think gold, chinchilla, leather and diamond-encrusted everything) as well as the items decorated with the brand's Medusa-head logo. The label's extravagance is pervasive throughout its Fifth Avenue home, which resembles an 18th-century palazzo, complete with elaborate mosaics, chandeliers and marble floors. Housed inside a former Vanderbilt townhouse, the shop carries accessories, men's and women's garb, formal wear, shoes, fragrances and, naturally, kitchenware.