645 5th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.759226 -73.976619
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
The clothes are nice, a bit overpriced for what they are, but there are some nice things. The salesperson (Orhan), walked in on me three times without knocking while I was in the changing room to check in with me. I finally told him sternly to stop doing that. It's a shame that one little incident like that can spoil your entire view of a brand. I liked the clothes and might have returned to buy some things, but the incident deflated my desire to return and leaves my stomach in a knot when I think about it. I'll never have positive thoughts about Gant again.
Gant Store in New York – I was on holiday in New York and I tried out one of the shirts for my size and then bought a few shirts. But one of them was fitted and does not fit me - but the staff did not point this out to me.
The label's massive flagship store is stocked with an impressive variety of styles suitable for polo matches and rock concerts. – In Short
Around since 1949, Gant has long embodied an all-American brand of casual prep, although European chic has crept into the designs since the label was bought by a Swedish company in 1999. The New York store houses three fully stocked floors, all connected by a white spiral staircase. The men's and women's collections display a classic, preppy style: white oxford shirts, crested wool cardigans and preppy chinos. Downstairs, the casual sportswear collection skews more urban with striped sweater dresses, Western-style button-downs and short leather jackets.
Hits: The store is huge, almost guaranteeing that anyone in need of some classic basics will find what they want.
Misses: It remains to be seen if Gant, which has slipped from America's fashion radar, can reclaim some luster with its fancy remodeled flagship store.
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