NEW YORK, NEW YORK
The connection between Maison Goyard and New York City is deep-rooted: as early as the late 19th century, Goyard trunks were being offered in downtown Manhattan at the iconic Wanamaker’s, one of the city’s very first department stores, which was located at Fourth Avenue and Ninth street.
Fast forward a hundred years to the tony Upper East Side. East 63rd Street to be exact, where Maison Goyard chose to begin a new chapter with a magnificent boutique on an elegant street, just few steps away from Madison Avenue.
This affinity sought an exceptional habitat thus the exquisite Indiana Limestone and red brick townhouse that is now Goyard’s home in The Big Apple. The elegantly proportioned five-story edifice appears to be right out of a Edith Wharton novel or rather one by Colette or Proust, as the building’s quintessential New York charm blends harmoniously with a distinct Parisian style.
The interior feels cinematic and conveys the feeling of a private residence or as they say in Paris, hôtel particulier. Turn the brass handle, inspired by the historic Parisian boutique at 233, rue Saint Honoré, and step into this reverie of elegance quite unlike any other, past the mosaic-tiled entrance reminiscent of Parisian archways, and discover the first floor with its Oak Versailles parquet flooring and rare vintage window vitrines. After admiring the handbag selection, stroll into the serene courtyard complete with white Riviera patio furniture designed by Mathieu Matégot in the 1950s.
Ascend up the mahogany staircase covered with a carpet created by esteemed French rug-maker Braquenié, and unveil the many surprises that await you on the second floor: a cabinet of curiosities, pet accessories galore, a most unusual and delightful vintage trunk library, and a spacious drawing room decorated with furniture by Jacques Adnet.
Once the tour is complete, linger a little longer, and wander about in search of the many treasures to be discovered on the two levels: vintage brass ceiling pendants, wrought iron wall lamps by Gilbert Poillerat, a remarkable 19th century chandelier, precious mirrors, a monumental portrait of Napoleon III suspended from the staircase…Each unique piece tells the story of Goyard in its own special way, and invites the guest to a voyage of refinement, headed to a place where “all is harmony and beauty, luxury, calm and delight”, as Charles Baudelaire once wrote.
Welcome to Maison Goyard, New York City.
20, East 63rd Street, New York NY 10 065
+ 1 212 813 0005