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Ermenegildo Zegna has just unveiled its revamped midtown flagship. "Last week, the Italian luxury brand threw open the doors to its Peter Marino–designed 'global' flagship at 663 Fifth Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd streets, a three-level, 9,600-square-foot shrine to the house of Zegna. Although the store has been in that location since 2004, it has been expanded to include a third floor and completely rebuilt to enhance the selling experience. The store reflects a new concept conceived and executed by Marino—a modern design that takes inspiration from the company’s beginnings as a woolen mill in Trivero, Italy, nearly 100 years ago. The 22-foot-high glass entranceway features metallic strands—to suggest fibers being woven into fabric—and this motif is repeated in each step of the glass staircase that leads to the second floor." [DNR]