From Milan to Madison Avenue: Consolo & Aquino Introduce Cutting-edge Italian Fashion Importer to Upper East Side

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Retail Real Estate Team Arranges Premiere Location for Mariana Antinori’s "Made in Italy" Fine Jewelry, Accessories and More at 1242 Madison Avenue

Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, and Joseph A. Aquino, Executive Vice President of Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group, the leasing and sales team responsible for revitalizing many Madison Avenue block-fronts in tony Carnegie Hill, is adding even more dazzle to the corridor with Mariana Antinori at 1242 Madison Avenue, between 89th and 90th Streets. An importer of fine and custom Italian jewelry, timepieces, women's and men's fashion and footwear, a well as handbags, belts and other accessories, she will open her first New York store amid such other distinguished retail names as Jacadi, Rachel Riley, Baby Cottons and Brooks Brothers. Within the past year, Ms. Consolo and Mr. Aquino have also added several high-profile designers a block away at 1225 Madison Avenue, including Armani Jr., Robert Marc, Christopher Fischer Cashmere, Malia Mills and Pink Chicken 'Tween.

"Mariana Antinori will be showcasing several different collections never before been seen in the U.S.," said Ms. Consolo. "This store will offer shoppers an opportunity to discover, what is for the moment, affordable luxury and bear witness to the debuts of designers from Florence, Milan and Rome, many of whom will be tomorrow’s bold face names."

Added Mr. Aquino, "Ms. Antinori will debut in one of New York's most affluent neighborhoods, which is also a center for luxury retail, museums and galleries. As she introduces designers that are new to the New York market, she’ll be reinforcing her name as an exclusive resource for Italian fashion names in a high profile area."

Ms. Consolo and Mr. Aquino represented the landlord in the transaction. The tenant was represented by Sinvin Real Estate.

About Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group

As the industry leader in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting, Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group is renowned for its success on local, national and international platforms. Headed by Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, the group's comprehensive scope extends to virtually every facet of the retail landscape; from celebrated Madison Avenue to Rodeo Drive, urban retail corridors worldwide, upscale super regional shopping malls, luxury specialty centers and hotel/casino retail. Over the years, the group has brought world-famous fashion designers and international brands to U.S. markets; and U.S brands abroad. Moreover, they are the exclusive representatives of prominent portfolios held by investment funds, public companies and private property owners; as well as consultants for business improvement districts and government agencies.

Recognized for its innovative marketing strategies, the Retail Group offers a wide range of services that are critical for today's economic environment, and provide customized, focused solutions on a client-by-client basis. With unparalleled access to a global network of businesses, owners and buyers, Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group is the foremost retail real estate authority in the country. For more information, visit the Retail Group online or

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