Chanel to Consider Buying the Building on Fifth Avenue, Which LVMH Also Eyes on

On April 8, Bloomberg News reported that the French luxury brand Chanel is considering buying the 745 Fifth Avenue building in Manhattan.

According to information provided by insiders, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) is also targeting the building, and the two companies are negotiating their respective acquisitions.

During the global pandemic, many luxury brands withdrew from their Fifth Avenue boutiques, resulting in a lackluster landscape on Fifth Avenue. In recent years, there has been a noticeable absence of occupying tenants; however, in recent months, global luxury retailers have begun competing eagerly for the Fifth Avenue building.

In February, Chanel opened its first U.S. flagship store for watches and fine jewelry at 730 Fifth Avenue in New York City. This magnificent store was designed by architect Peter Marino, and its noble interior is even more striking when one enters.

Courtesy of Chanel

The iconic Tiffany & Co. flagship store on Fifth Avenue reopened last spring after being reborn as “The Landmark.”

Bloomberg reported that a company affiliated with Prada purchased two nearby buildings for $835 million last year. Kering, the parent company of Gucci, also announced earlier this year that they had purchased a building on Fifth Avenue for $963 million. Swiss watchmaker Rolex is also building its headquarters on Fifth Avenue.

Will the Fifth Avenue building that Chanel has expressed interest in be purchased by the company or by LVMH? Either way, the glamorous scene of Fifth Avenue is likely to return.

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