Suite 1521, a newly formed, member-based luxury retail concept created by Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel, will open its showroom at RFR Realty’s 980 Madison Avenue next month. The concept will allow patrons to privately view designers’ collections—for a $500 fee. The company’s lease in Gallery 305, a 4,035-square-foot space, was the result of an extensive search throughout the Plaza district and the Upper East Side.
After viewing space at the Fuller Building, which was deemed to have “too much of a corporate feel,” Ms. Tisch’s husband suggested viewing 980 Madison Avenue, where an unused gallery space fit the bill. “If I could have built it myself, I couldn’t have asked for anything more,” Ms. Tisch told The Commercial Observer.
Ms. Tisch and Ms. Kassel spoke to us last week about the space and how the gallery will be designed.