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There's about to be a prime hunk of real estate sitting vacant on Madison Avenue. WWD is reporting that Donna Karan will vacate its home at 819 Madison Avenue when its lease expires on August 31st. The store currently shares the block with Max Mara, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dennis Basso.
Don't forget that there's two stores helmed by the famed designer in this area—the DKNY flagship at 655 Madison Avenue won't be affected by this move.
"At this time, we are exploring other opportunities for a space more reflective of the spirit of our brand today," a Donna Karan spokeswoman told the paper. Currently, the store features an imported bamboo forest, a private garden with 50-foot stone walls, and a black granite "river" — we'll wait and see if they dial back the zen or double down on it.
· Donna Karan's Madison Avenue Flagship to Close [WWD]
· DKNY and Rita Ora Drop the B-Word on Madison Avenue [Racked NY]