Wednesday, February 23, 2011

World's Largest Guess Store Opens

Last week, on the last day of Fashion Week, fabulous Intern Craig and I had a lovely walk from Lincoln Center to the Guess flagship opening, where we ogled the enormous, brand spanking new store at 575 Fifth Avenue at 47th Street. We also drank some champagne, took a trip down memory lane with a few jello shooters, and scarfed some black licorice and gumballs. But back to the store.

My photos from the evening.
Now this is what I want to see at every store opening: retro-80's metal leggings. My mom threw out a homemade pair of mine back in the late 80's, no joke.

This location, the world's largest, is truly a showcase for all things Guess. I had an eye for the retro ads plastering the walls on the second floor, featuring Claudia Schiffer But the store's newer gems are on the first floor, where one finds the international jewelry collection exclusive to the Fifth Avenue location, a denim runway, and woman's pieces sold only in the US flagships. The first Guess dress department and the men's collection is located on the second floor.

Accessories, above, and the denim runway, below. All of these photos are courtesy of Guess.

We weren't the only ones enjoying the party. What's an opening without a few celebrities?

Julie Alexandria from MTV's "The Seven" wears Guess' LouLou Romper, above. Yes, I need this for spring. Below is Reshma Shetty of "Royal Pains." We all need her Guess flared trousers for spring.

According to WWD, Paul Marciano of Guess Inc is "looking to open stores on 34th Street, Third Avenue and in the Flatiron District." We've heard this before with the old LOFT space on 34th Street which is now rumored to be the future home of Uniqlo 34th Street. And you've heard of Timberland moving into the south side of 34th Street? But we'll talk more Timberland another day.

A version of this story was first published on NearSay on February 18th.


WendyB said...

I'm impressed by those leggings!

Tricia said...

I thought you would be!