In 1968, Yves Saint Laurent opened the first foreign boutique on Madison Avenue, just below 71st Street. Now a 41-year era is coming to an end.
YSL’s Madison Avenue boutique is closing on November 14 and folding their merchandise into the 57th Street location. This will leave a large whole in the landscape of Madison Avenue as well as in the hearts of those who have shopped in the boutique for decades.
In recent years, there has been a substantial amount of change on the West side of Madison Avenue and 71st Street. In 2006, Yves Saint Laurent shaved 7,000 square feet off their boutique. Asprey took the excess space and Tom Ford opened his men’s boutique next door, in 2007. We imagine that Tom Ford would love the YSL space being that he recently announced that he is looking for financing for a women’s collecion. The economy may have final say on that matter.
For now, we will say Au Revoir to one of our favorite neighbors but look forward to heading to 57th Street. As a matter of fact, on November 16th YSL will hosting their one day Holiday Sale where all seasonal merchandise will be discounted 20% off. Following their holiday sale, presale orders will be taken for first markdown.
This is going to be an interesting holiday season!
Conact: Charles 212-988-3821