Mad. About Shopping
by Christina Parrella, 09/11/2013
815 Madison Ave., 646-439-0381
807 Madison Ave., 212-812-2866
Founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889, this retailer has the distinction of being the longest-operating fashion house in France. More recently, the label has earned a cult following, thanks in part to creative director Alber Elbaz, who has remained true to Lanvin's refined aesthetic and attention to detail. With strong black-and-white accents throughout the space and luxurious fixtures and furnishings, Lanvin's flagship reflects the posh feel of the label. The three-level boutique is stocked with fine furs, shoes, bags, jewelry and clothing from the women's ready-to-wear and couture collections. But it's not all about the ladies at Lanvin: the label's luxe menswear line has its own flagship nearby. Decorated similarly to its sister store, Lanvin Men features the full men's line including shoes, sportswear items and made-to-measure suits.