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Hermes

Old Favorite, New Neighbor

One of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands has put down roots in town, as hermés has opened on the Avenue. The impeccably chic French boutique was designed by Parisian architects RDAI; and it’s set inside the historic 1906 Greek Revival building that used to house children’s clothing store, Best & Co. An eye-catching window display by Spanish artist Pamen Pereira invites customers to venture inside. This installation art of winged saddles celebrates Greenwich’s equestrian culture and the company’s rich heritage in riding (long before its fashion fame, Hermès was a saddle and harness maker serving 19th-century European nobility). Beyond the store’s dramatic entry, all things coveted await, from the signature colorful scarves and ties to jewelry—enamel and lacquered bracelets are prominently featured—luggage, men’s and women’s clothing, swimwear, blankets, silver and crystal pieces, fragrances and more. Riders can get an up-close look at the new Cavale saddle, adding to the store’s appeal for horse lovers. With a shopping experience that transports you to Paris—yes, several salespeople have lovely French accents—a visit to Hermès will leave you dreaming of a Birkin bag, or at the very least, an iconic orange gift box. 289 Greenwich Avenue, (203) 622-3007; hermes.com

On The Edge

Need wardrobe staples that are sleek, sophisticated and a little edgy? Step into sandro, a new clothing store on the Avenue with herringbone floors and minimalist interiors that let the Parisian-designed garments stand out. The brand is a relative newcomer to the States yet already a favorite in the fashion world (seen in Vogue and Elle, and on Pippa Middleton, Justin Timberlake and Robert Downey Jr., among other celebs). With women’s and men’s collections, the store also affords one-stop shopping for the seriously stylish family. “Family is an essential value consistent throughout the Sandro brand. Our entire collection, including men’s and women’s wear, are designed by mother and son team Evelyne and Ilan Chetrite,” says Patrick Valeo, president and COO of SMCP Group, which owns Sandro. “Greenwich is undoubtedly a strong family community and a great fit for the brand.” This fall, watch for the leather leggings, colorblock sneakers, zipper-detail sweaters, black linen T-shirts and tunics, snake-print blazers and more. 200 Greenwich Avenue, (203) 863-0923; us.sandro-paris.com

High Street on the Ave

Moroccan-born designer Judith Milgrom, founder of maje, has the feminine-but-not-trying-too-hard look down pat. Her dresses and jackets, which capture the French woman’s mystique and what the Brits call the “Posh French High Street Look,” are gaining popularity in the U.S., with Alexa Chung modeling the most recent collection and twenty-five stores opening here this year including one on Greenwich Avenue. The name “Maje” is made up of initials of Milgrom’s loved ones. Her collections range from shirts to shoes in predominantly neutral tones, but with splashes of color and sexy details in luxe fabrics such as cashmere, silk and leather. What’s in store for fall and beyond: the perfect modern LBDs in long-sleeve, short-sleeve and sleeveless; pencil skirts; dolman sweaters; ombre scarves; jacquard tops and minis; tailored skinny trousers; biker jackets; and some amazing wool coats. 200 Greenwich Avenue, (203) 622-7483; us.maje.com

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