The Domenico Vacca

Your Many Lives at the Domenico Vacca

The Most Intense Shopping in the City of New York

A0fa88cfb66c2b61f79117dc9ebe529612 PhotosThe Domenico Vacca
Open the door. Walk through. Cue the angelic choir.

And you shall have entered the Domenico Vacca, the new marble-and-leather—mother ship is the only word for it, of the Italian suiting giant. It opens on Monday.

It’s basically an entire old-school department store for one guy’s work, and it makes the old spot up on 5th look like a hovel in comparison.

Ahead is just a sampling of the questions you might ask about all this. We’ll keep them very simple.

How should I start out?
You should begin at the ground-floor café for some espresso and a pastry.

Is it really bespoke?
Yeah. The word “bespoke” is thrown around incorrectly a lot these days, but yes, you’ll be consulting on fabrics, fit preferences, buttons, lapels, etc. They’re creating a suit for you. Just as they created Daniel Day-Lewis’s Oscar tux a few years back.

Ready-to-wear? Home goods?
But of course. His ties make you want to do that Italian kissing-your-fingers thing.

And if I’m feeling a little shaggy?
Yes, there’s a floor dedicated to making your hair look the way you like it.

Is there a private club I can gain membership to?
You are good. And once you’re in, you’ve got yourself a nice, expertly stocked bar for you and the three friends/associates you can bring with you.

What about a rooftop terrace for parties? No terrace, no deal.
Fine, they’ll throw in a very large terrace, and a rooftop with a collection of rare cigars and a rotating lineup of guest chefs for good measure.

But what if I just want to have a pied-à-terre there—say, one entirely designed by Domenico himself?
Now that’s just ridiculo—oh, wait, we’re being told they do indeed have 30 of those, with chauffeur access.

Can I take a look around?
Yes, you can (photos this way).

[Pauses for breath.]


The Domenico Vacca
15 W 55th St
(between 5th and 6th)
New York, NY 10019


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