- Robyn Turk
Even though Lord & Taylor shuttered its historic New York City
flagship on Fifth Avenue at the start of 2019, the department store is
returning to the city for the holiday shopping season.
The Lord & Taylor holiday pop-up will be open for two weeks in
December in a 2,400-square-foot space in the city’s Soho neighborhood,
in an area that features boutiques for luxury fashion brands such as
Louis Vuitton, Mansur Gavriel and Diane von Furstenberg.
When clothing rental company Le Tote purchased Lord & Taylor from
Hudson’s Bay Co. in August, it said that its subscribers had been
asking for pop-up locations that would allow them to interact with
products before making a decision to purchase. This Lord & Taylor
holiday pop-up allows Le Tote’s subscriber base this opportunity, as
well as offers Lord & Taylor’s loyal consumer base a chance to again
engage with the brand.
As part of the deal between Le Tote and Hudson’s Bay Co., the
latter has maintained Lord & Taylor’s real estate yet Le Tote has
three years of free rent in 38 locations, Bloomberg reported. The
676,000-square-foot retail space on Fifth Avenue that once housed the
Lord & Taylor flagship was sold to WeWork in February for 850 million
dollars. The company is reportedly investing 438 million dollars in
renovations on the 10-story building.
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