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British men's luxury brand Alfred Dunhill is trading up from its shoebox on Fifth Avenue to a shiny new storefront (that hopes to be LEED-certified) at 545 Madison Avenue. As they continue to rip out the old dark wood interior of the Fifth Avenue location, the newer light wood interior is already in place on Madison, meaning they might just make their target July 2008 opening.
At their new location, you'll be ogling more than just the leather goods; Madison Avenue will carry "the full extent of Alfred Dunhill luxury product offerings, including menswear, leather, men's jewelry, writing instruments, timepieces, gifts and games." There's even a basement for bespoke and buried treasures like Truman Capote's Dunhill tuxedo worn at a 1966 "Black & White Ball" and original sketches of a suit made for Frank Sinatra. We're betting that Jude Law, currently the face of Dunhill, will show up for the grand opening with (hopefully) a bulldog in tow.
· Dunhill [Official Site]
· Dunhill Inks Lease in Plaza District [bNet]
· Relocations: Dunhill [Racked]