Mad. About Shopping
by Christina Parrella, 09/11/2013
Tom Ford. Courtesy, Tom Ford
845 Madison Ave., 212-359-0300
After Jay-Z dedicated an entire track to designer (and sometimes film director) Tom Ford on Magna Carta Holy Grail, Yahoo search engine inquiries for the designer rose by over 155 percent. But Ford was at the forefront of fashion long before he became pop-music famous. After the designer left Gucci in 2004, he launched a menswear line that became a watchword for luxury and garnered a great deal of celebrity fanfare. His William Sofield–designed concept shop, which opened in 2007, has been a major draw on Madison Avenue. The two-level boutique carries full lines of men's and women's wear, accessories, his esteemed cosmetics line, a perfume bar and, of course, Ford's signature suits in an assemblage of colors and prints. Amenities include butlers and one VIP salon for made-to-measure outfitting.