Stefano Gabbana nearly bought a $60 million penthouse at the Mark Hotel in New York.
Stefano Gabbana came close to buying a $60 million penthouse at the Mark Hotel in Manhattan, New York.
Gabbana - who has recently faced legal troubles with business partner Domenico Dolce - has been keen to acquire a property in the city and only opted out of the eye-watering deal after deciding that a land lease made the transaction too complicated.
An insider told the New York Post newspaper: ''Stefano has been searching for an apartment in New York this year. He was looking at apartments in the range of $60 million, but nothing south of 57th Street.''
Another twist to the story is Gabbana's apparent eagerness to ensure there is some distance between himself and Domenico Dolce.
The source added: ''Stefano wants to be nowhere near Domenico.''
In 2009, Dolce bought two penthouses in the Sky Garage tower in New York City for $29 million.
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