Designer Kara Ross, Wife of Stephen Ross, Leases Flagship Retail Store



The jewelery and handbag designer Kara Ross signed a lease at 655 Madison Avenue for its first standalone store. The flagship, which the label’s website says will open in November, will take up 600 square feet of sought after retail real estate near the intersection of Madison and 60th Street.

Ms. Ross, who is married to Related Companies chief Stephen Ross, currently sells her wares at Bergdorf Goodman, Carolina Herrera and Henri Bendel, among other blue chip stores.

kara ross Designer Kara Ross, Wife of Stephen Ross, Leases Flagship Retail Store Andrew H. Roos and Michael T. Cohen of Colliers International represented the landlord, Plaza Associates, LLC. Laura Pomerantz, of Pomerantz Real Estate LLC, represented the tenant.

“We had numerous offers for the retail space at 655 Madison Avenue but considered Kara Ross a special opportunity,” Mr. Roos said in a prepared statement. “Her work is so well regarded, and her brand perfectly complements the other international designer flagship stores in our building.”