Toast of New York
“Impressive” barely describes Domenico Vacca’s new flagship destination: a 10-story building at 15 West 55th Street that includes retail, a bespoke atelier, an Italian espresso bar & cafe, barber shop, beauty salon, rooftop terrace, private members-only club, and 30 long-term stay furnished residential units designed by Domenico himself.
It’s the kind of thing you really need to see for yourself. Fortunately, I came with an invite for the launch event. I did not leave disappointed.
I was greeted by handsome security in black suits, a bevy of lovely PR girls, and a gorgeous espresso bar with luxurious macaroons and croissants staring me down. While waiting for the tour, I wandered around on the first floor taking in the finely placed product and the custom crystal-covered walls.
The Luxury Destination Opening
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As a pioneer in the fashion industry — designing women’s ready to wear, men’s bespoke tailoring, fine leather goods, shoes, and fine dinnerware — Vacca never stops short of fine craftmanship and attention to detail.
As a pioneer in the fashion industry, Vacca never stops short of fine craftmanship and attention to detail.
The new luxury destination doesn’t disappoint, with rich woods, mirrors, and tall ceilings. The club opens up to a stone terrace with white upholstered seating, heated pillows and tiles straight from Vacca’s hometown in Italy. On the second floor are the two salons and entry to the luxurious club.
Although membership to the club is a bit steep, the perks make up for it. You never have to pay for a drink or hors d’oeuvre; a complimentary club car will transport you to and fro; and you are welcome to throw a party of up to 20 people, all-expenses-paid!
The building itself is gorgeous and open to anyone who wants a luxurious shopping experience, or even if you just want to stop in for an espresso.
The building is open to anyone who wants a luxurious shopping experience.
We may not be able to afford membership at this time, but we’ll certainly be back for some menswear shopping during New York Fashion Week: Men’s.