Art of Retail: Domenico Vacca Bows 10-Storey Boutique, Replete with Art Gallery

 
Celebrity fashion designer Domenico Vacca has opened a 10-storey retail destination just off Fifth Avenue that comprises a boutique for men’s and women’s fashion, an Italian espresso bar and cafe, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a private members-only club, and 30 serviced apartments. Boasting neighbors such as Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, The Plaza and of course the Museum of Modern Art, the flagship for Vacca, who famously dresses the actor Jeremy Piven in “Entourage,” opened on May 3 — a significant upgrade from his first New York boutique, which opened up the street, next to Cipriani, 13 years ago.

The luxurious oasis of brown leather sofas even acts as an art gallery with rotating exhibitions, curated by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, who runs the HG Contemporary gallery in Chelsea.

The first one, titled “Numero Uno,” comprises artworks by emerging artists such as Retna, McCrow, Domingo Zapata, and Emmanuel Cayere.