Lederer de Paris – Fine leather goods – 625 Madison Avenue NY, NY

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In 2010, hidden Madison Avenue-based Lederer de Paris, the industry leader of fine leather goods, contacted Mark Dunnett, owner of Rosewood Commercial, with a challenging, yet exciting assignment – to find a more prominent and visible location for their retail store in the heart of Manhattan.

For many years, Lederer de Paris was located at the Helmsley Palace in a great, but hidden spot at 51st and Madison Avenue. The front marquis entry was on 51st street, versus being outstandingly visible on Madison Avenue. In order to survive the down-turned economy, Lederer de Paris needed a more noticeable and highly trafficked store location. Diligently tending to his new assignment, Mark Dunnett completed a thorough search of available locations on both Madison and Park Avenues. Assisting with the search was his good friend and local powerhouse retail broker, Elliot Resnick of Newmark Knight Frank. The perfect new location was found at 625 Madison Avenue and Lederer de Paris was ready to proceed.

Rosewood Commercial’s team completed a design / build scope of work which accomplished two goals:

  1. Design and build the new retail location to the specifications of Lederer de Paris, a 100 year old highly established brand, in the midst of a challenging economy and extremely tight build-out budget
  2. Relocate Lederer de Paris and all fine leather merchandise from the Palace to the new location while final cleaning the old location for acceptance by the Landlord receiver

Rosewood Commercial performed an extensive study which validated a particular design to match decades of Lederer customer appeal. Fixtures, product displays, lighting and overall environment would be critical for a successful store relocation and opening. Within a mere three months, the design was finalized, building permits complied with, and the intimate two-level store with spectacular Madison Avenue customer appeal was completed. A mix of blonde hardwood and stone flooring, gorgeous painted casework, dark stained display cases, and extensive custom lighting met the retailer’s highest expectations.

While finalizing construction installations at the new location, Mark Dunnett also successfully managed store condition removals and extensive merchandise packing at the old location. Completed over the course of a weekend, Lederer de Paris met its goal of a successful Monday opening complete with a celebratory gala party and many friends, family members and affluent clientele in attendance.

Rosewood Commercial worked tirelessly and meticulously to complete the successful relocation of Lederer de Paris, one of the world’s finest leather makers. This is just one more incredibly positive project on the long list of retail interior build-outs for general contractor Mark Dunnett and Rosewood Commercial.

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