British footwear brand Harrys of London opened the doors to its first American flagship store in New York City on Tuesday, June 5. Located at the corner of Park Avenue and 57th Street, this opening, the first since the brand’s London store opened in 2008, marks Harrys of London’s look toward a global expansion following the sale of the brand to Charles S. Cohen in May 2017.
The 775-square-foot interior was designed by Christian Lahoude Studio, a New York-based design firm, and inspired by London’s historical Gentlemen’s Clubs and Mayfair Hotels. Wood moldings, engraved panels in mirrors and tone on tone paneling on walls give hints of traditional British architectural elements but transformed into a modern design.
A prominent and eye-catching element within the store is a delicate rose gold trim, continuous throughout the space and utilized to frame specific areas of the store. The rose gold trim, with integrated lights, becomes a feature that transforms the brand’s characteristics of modern technology and quality into a physical manifestation.
Herringbone flooring appears in an oak smoke fumed, oiled finish and is framed by luxurious Italian grey marble.
Founded in 2001, Harrys of London began with sleek, sporty shoe styles that became the benchmark for everything that followed. The collection is carried by top retailers around the world, including Bloomingdale’s, Harrods, Selfridges and Mr. Porter, among others.