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Hanley Mellon, the clothing line started by married couple Nicole Hanley Mellon and Matthew Mellon, the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon, hasn't even existed for a full year, but it's already opening its first store. WWD reports that the e-tailer is going IRL on the Upper East Side this fall.
It'll be a hybrid boutique, showroom, and office space for the brand, with half of the 2,400-square-foot space acting as a shoppable store. Along with Hanley Mellon's signature travel-inspired womenswear collections (aptly named things like "Kenya" or "15th-Century Northern Renaissance"), the space will also house menswear, home decor, accessories, and even furniture. "The one thing we don't want to be is pigeonholed as any one thing," said the firm's president Frederick Anderson.
What does a Kenya-inspired collection look like, exactly? Hanley Mellon tells us, "Our designs draw on our own experience of a destination: the people, places, style, art, beauty, culture, organizations, and philosophies that catch our attention."
The Upper East Side boutique may be the first of three new stores within the next five years, so if you're interested in shopping for $2,000 suede coats and matching sets made of sliced leather, you could have a few more options soon.