French luxury travel-goods brand Moynat has opened a New York City boutique located at 937 Madison Avenue.
Inside a cathedral-like space in one of the 19th-century brownstones just south of the old Whitney Museum, the store is inspired by the brand’s iconic domed trunks, which is apparent in its metal structure and cathedral-like arched ceilings that extend over two levels. A glass column starts in the basement of the store (featuring a private salon) reaches to the ceiling that display the vintage trunks from the oldest Parisian trunk-making brand.
In the store’s private salon (where you can break for tea or coffee, natch), there is a large photo of the first store in Paris taken in the brand’s earliest days. The salon will also house bags made in exotic skins in a glass case just ahead of the couch, and its atelier, where all of the custom work like hand painting and stamping will take place.
Throughout the Moynat New York store, you’ll see touches of warm amber, from the store’s lacquered panels to railings and area rugs — it’s a nod to the lining in Moynat’s trunks.
The store features women’s and men’s leather goods and accessories, luggage and textiles, including a store-exclusive Danse bag in supple nubuck leather inspired by the rectangular volume of a classic trunk.