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Rackage: Inside Lambertson Truex on Madison Ave

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Rackage is a look inside recently-opened stores around town. Today, let's gaze upon Lambertson Truex's fancy UES flagship.

After hitting the Whitney Biennial last week, Racked meandered down Madison Avenue and peeked into the new flagship for American luxury house Lambertson Truex at 692 Madison between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Opened back in September, the chic bi-level store features women's handbags and accessories on the first floor, and women's and men's shoes up-and-around the spiral staircase on a second level. The outpost marks the brand's foray into the New York market; they have one store on Melrose in LA and a forthcoming shop scheduled for Vegas, but, locally, shoppers previously could find them only at high-end retailers like Berdorf Goodman.

The company was founded just ten years ago, but they've got this modern luxury thing down pat. Lining the shelves are snakeskin clutches and matching sandals, gorgeous patent leather hobos, and a variety of handbags and totes made with exotic hides from a host of slithery reptiles. Their Spring bags have just hit the store, and although most of them cost more than a month's rent, they are stunners. So if you have some money to throw around, do drop in to take a look at their $4000 bags and $500 skinny belts.

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