Today, the city's supply of Jimmy Choo boutiques increases to three when the new West Village location opens to customers. Joining Choos uptown on 51st Street and Madison Avenue, the Village Choo occupies a townhouse at 407 Bleecker between Zadig + Voltaire and Marc by Marc Jacobs. The building has a scandalous past: Before it housed retail, it was the home of writer Vicky Ward and businessman Matthew Doull, who sold it during a bitter divorce that involved mutual restraining orders.
It sounds like Jimmy Choo has managed to exorcise any bad vibes while preserving the residential feel of the space. Founder Tamara Mellon told Women's Wear Daily that the shop "evokes the feeling of a Forties boudoir" with chandeliers, mirrored dressing tables, and cushy seating. Original details like a bay window and wood molding add to the sense of high-class hominess. The boutique carries the full range of Choos for women, as well as bags, leather goods, sunglasses, and the Choo 24:7 line. The one thing you won't find there: Men's shoes. Sorry, guys.
· Jimmy Choo Opens in West Village [WWD, subscription req'd]
· Future West Village Jimmy Choo Boutique Has a Scandalous Past [Racked NY]
· First Comes Divorce, Then Comes the Chopper at Bleecker House [Curbed NY]