A 1500 square metre Burberry Brit store opened on the south side of the headquarters, showcasing ready to wear for men and women from the Burberry Brit collections including denim, outerwear and pieces from the Burberry Sport collections. The 1500 square metre Burberry London store opened on the north side of the headquarters, showcasing ready to wear for men and women from the Burberry London collections as well as accessories.
Both stores opened with a new Burberry store design concept developed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey where intrinsically British materials and themes are used in a contemporary and innovative way. Burberry has two existing stores in New York City – Soho and 57th Street and 62 Burberry stores throughout the US and Canada.
Burberry became the newest addition to the Manhattan skyline on 28 May 2009 when three 50 foot long neon Burberry signs were lit above the new Burberry Americas headquarters at 444 Madison Avenue in New York. The site is one of only six grandfathered signage locations in New York.
The new 68,000 square foot Burberry Americas headquarters at 444 Madison Avenue mirror the 160,000 square foot Burberry global headquarters in London. Both headquarters, designed by Christopher Bailey capture the quintessential British values which Burberry represents, featuring modern contemporary office space and cutting edge show rooms.
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