Manhattan – Midtown East
717 5th Avenue (bet. 55th and 56th)
Manhattan, NY 10022
When Giorgio Armani designed Richard Gere's wardrobe for American Gigolo back in 1980, he secured a spotlight on the Armani suit, known for impeccable tailoring and ultraclean lines, that it has not since relinquished. The recently redesigned Madison Avenue flagship is the first to house all Armani apparel lines for men and women (from Giorgio to Jeans) in one location, as well as accessories, cosmetics, Armani/Casa, Armani/Ristorante and Armani/Dolci. The sleek space, designed by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects, features glossy black floors, reserved VIP fitting rooms and a glowing-white grand staircase that winds like ribbon through the store's four floors.