Don’t Call It A Comeback
Elizabeth AnthonyBY Whitney Radley // 10.28.14
Interiors of the Elizabeth Anthony expansion.
Elizabeth Anthony Esther Wolf has gotten a nip and tuck and a simplified new name — just Elizabeth Anthony, please — and plumped up the footage by 2,000-square-feet with an extensive renovation to its Uptown Park boutique. Designed by Russell and Rame Hruska of Intexture Architects and outfitted by interior designer John Kidd, the expansive store now spans 7,800 glorious square feet between Ceron Hair Salon and M Penner.
Owner Julie Roberts, opened Elizabeth Anthony Collection in 1996 and merged with the 60-year-old grande dame Esther Wolf in 2003. And now that the renovation pain is over, the eight-month wait was worth it, says Roberts. The revamp includes the addition of new luxury labels Zac Posen, MaxMara, Roland Mouret, Costume National and Alberta Ferretti, joining longtime favorites Armani, Escada, Herve Leger and Rolando Santana. Bags by Edie Parker, Ralph Lauren, Whiting & Davis and Lauren Merkin shine like jewels in their new mahogany cubbies, and more jewels sparkle in a new fine jewelry section with powerhouse names like Kara Ross, Andrea Fohrman, Chris Davies, Jordan Alexander, Ila & I, Maiyet and Lana Jewelry. Wideplanked floors, glamorous slipper chairs and chaises, luminous natural light spilling from high-above windows, and sleek new Lucite cases give Elizabeth Anthony a quite stunning new lease on life.