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Tiffany & Co. Opens at ION Singapore

Joining the likes of Louis Vuttion, Tiffany & Co. is hard to miss as you walk by ION Orchard. With a Tiffany Blue façade and prominent place along the main road of Singapore’s premier shopping district, the new store delivers trademark elements from its fifth avenue flagship.

Can’t wait to step into the store to discover that Tiffany magic? Head to L’Officiel Singapore to find out more.

Versace makes its debut in Ginza, Tokyo

Focusing its Asian presence in Japan, Versace has opened a new boutique in one of Tokyo’s most prominent shopping districts – Ginza.

Conceived by Donatella Versace in collaboration with English architect Jamie Fobert, this new 430 square meter space features a juxtaposition of the old and new.

Inside, you will see beautiful mosaic floors, inspired by Byzantine churches of the Ninth Century, matched with perspex walls and shelving that seem to float in mid-air to create a clash between the past and the future.

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Both menswear and womenswear are given their own dedicated floors on the second and third level respectively. The menswear space features fior di bosco marble floor, while women’s section on the third level features fior di pesco marble floor creating an exclusive and unique environment.

Donatella says, “For me, the boutique suggests an uninterrupted dialogue between our past and our future, between me and Jamie Fobert and obviously between Versace and our clients.”

 

The new Versace boutique is located at 6-7-12 Ginza Chuo-Ku Tokyo. For more information visit www.versace.com.

dunhill pop up paragon

Dunhill Opens Pop-Up Store in Paragon Singapore

dunhill pop up paragon

In the spirit of Singapore’s annual Formula One Grand Prix, Dunhill London has brought a unique pop-up store to Paragon in celebration of the British label’s longstanding relationship with motoring.

Titled the Motorities pop-up store, the concept shop boasts apparel that would please the modern motoring enthusiast.

dunhill pop up store paragon

By uniting the traditional British craftsmanship of Dunhill and modern design, the pop-up store’s layout reflects the stylish duality of the brand.

The Motorities pop-up store will be open until March 2016, at #01-10, The Paragon, 290 Orchard Road. Rev up and head down to peruse the exciting range this weekend.

dunhill pop up store Singapore

via mens-folio.com

Repetto shoes

Ballet brand Repetto coming to New York

Repetto shoes

French ballet brand , known for its high-end ballet flats, will be opening its first American stand-alone boutique in New York come fall.

Set to open in Manhattan’s ‘French Quarter’ near Laduree and Bonpoint in SoHo, the brand’s first freestanding store will span 2,350 square feet.

To coincide with the New York opening, the brand will also launch its new Opera line in the fall, the label’s first full collection of high-heeled shoes.

Consisting of a dozen models, the heeled collection will range from €450 to €950 ($438 to $1,040 USD) and will first debut at Colette in Paris November 2 before rolling out worldwide.

Repetto has about a hundred freestanding stores around the world. Plans are already afoot to open a second location in the US.

Mulberry Singapore Marina Bay Sands

Mulberry comes to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands

Mulberry Singapore Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands gets another taste of British luxury with the new 1,001 square foot Mulberry store. The store was designed in collaboration with Universal Design Studio to reference the English countryside.

LOUIS VUITTON ISLAND AT MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE

The Tudor Rose bespoke leatherwork which adorn the store walls, put together by visual designer Genevieve Bennett, emphasise Mulberry’s traditional English roots and sensibilities and draw upon the Medieval floral motif that can be found in Somerset’s Wells Cathedral.

The store currently features classic accessories for both men and women in an earthy colour palette, playing with a range of textures with stone, wood and leather accents on the pieces.

Read more @ mens-folio.com

Paco Rabanne Spring Summer 15

Paco Rabanne to open a Paris store

Paco Rabanne Spring Summer 15

French fashion designer Paco Rabanne is opening a store in Paris. The fragrance and fashion house will reportedly set up shop in the French capital on Rue Cambon, which is also home to Chanel.

The opening could suggest a more emboldened return to retail. Paco Rabanne’s retail location on Rue du Cherche-Midi closed ten years ago.

The fashion label continues to evolve under the reins of creative director Julien Dossena, who took on the role in 2013. Since then, the brand has seen an overhaul of its logo, packaging and labels.

Alexander Wang London flagship store

Alexander Wang opens new London flagship store

Alexander Wang London flagship store

Alexander Wang may have hit the headlines recently as he parts ways with Balenciaga, but the designer’s own-name fashion house is going from strength to strength, if its new London flagship is anything to go by.

The house has unveiled its new space in a former post office, offering the complete range of Wang’s ready-to-wear collections, T by Alexander Wang and accessories collections, as well as the “Objects collection”.

Wang collaborated with Vincent van Duysen on the concept and the design execution of the three-level store, with the décor focused on a minimalistic, utilitarian approach, emphasizing a play on textures and materials.

Alexander Wang London flagship store

“I’ve always loved London and I am so proud and excited to open my first European flagship store here,” said Wang. “The multi-level space and the historical structure of the building gave us the opportunity to evolve our retail concept, and to adapt it specifically to this location.”

Alexander Wang Store Albemarle Street

“The rich heritage of the building and the Mayfair area juxtaposed with Alex’s fascination with less traditional materials – such as rubber, distressed chrome, embossed leathers – and the ‘unexpected’, create something very special that speaks strongly to our combined aesthetic — geometric proportions with a refined contemporary edge,” said Van Duysen.

The store’s interior reflects its exterior, featuring a geometric grid of silver travertine columns, beams and in-wall niches in matte black rubber.

Alexander Wang Store London interior

In opposition, elegant, curved and continuous chrome tubes define display fixtures delineated by a composition of black rubber-effect metal coating, which is used on all cabinetry, creating curvilinear edges and tactile surfaces. Monolithic spatial forms are softened by a sculpted central staircase, fabricated in dark grey concrete, encased in black rubber, and with a handrail in embossed stingray leather.

Alexander Wang London flagship store

Custom-designed furniture by Alexander Wang for Poltrona Frau sits alongside re-editions of 1970s Italian design by Gianfranco Frattini by Tacchini, and sculptural works by artists Ben Storms and Gerard Kuijpers.

Alexander Wang flagship Store Albemarle Street

The opening marks the 25th store worldwide for the Alexander Wang brand, and the first freestanding store in Europe.

Stella McCartney opening Ibiza pop-up

Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2015

British fashion designer  is to open a pop-up store in Ibiza on Wednesday.

According to WWD, the new store, located in Marina Ibiza, will carry the designer’s ready-to-wear and accessories.

The store design will focus on natural materials such as recycled wood and wool, while an LED display in the store windows will show her latest runway collection. The pop-up will remain open through October.

Paul Smith Junior Paris

Paul Smith opens first ‘Junior’ store in Europe

Paul Smith Junior Paris

Cult British label Paul Smith has opened its first European “Paul Smith Junior” store for mini fashionistas in Paris.

The store, located adjacent to the brand’s existing menswear retail space on the Boulevard de Raspail in the French capital, is the first Junior store to open outside of Japan. It features quirky design details such as an electric Hornby train chugging its way around the display window.

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At 19 square meters, the shop is as mini as the clients it caters for but big enough to stock pieces from the brand’s lines Paul Smith Baby, Junior and PSJR, all recognizable due to the label’s signature vibrant colored stripes and prints echoing the style of the adult collections.

The retail space itself is reminiscent of the brand’s standard shops, with wooden paneling and elaborate coving contrasting with the contemporary oak furnishings and suspended brushed brass clothing racks.

Modern art images decorate the walls, while the Nottinghamshire designer has even added a personal touch by incorporating some of his own photographs into the décor.

Bottega Veneta Home Boutique

Bottega Veneta opens its first home interiors boutique

Bottega Veneta Home Boutique

Luxury fashion house  has opened its first store in Milan dedicated uniquely to interiors.

Located on the prestigious Via Borgospesso, the new store features the brand’s homeware collection covering furniture, lighting, tableware and accessories. The space has been designed by Tomas Maier.

It is a big move for Bottega Veneta, which made its first foray into home interiors in 2006 with the introduction of a simple bench by Maier.

The brand has gone on to make its mark in the sector, often working with industry experts such as Murano or Poltrona Frau.

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Victoria Beckham plans to open store in Hong Kong

Victoria Beckham at her new store

Victoria Beckham has said that she will open her next fashion boutique in Hong Kong, after visiting the city for a star-studded AIDS benefit gala.

The British designer told the South China Morning Post that she was scouting locations — she already has one store in London.

“I would love my second worldwide store to be in Hong Kong, so I’m here also looking at space and speaking to all my retail partners,” she told the newspaper’s fashion editor Jing Zhang in an interview.

Beckham was in Hong Kong over the weekend for the amfAR AIDS research fundraiser where she was joined on the red carpet by film star Gwyneth Paltrow and models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

amfAR gala in Hong Kong

Her trip also coincided with Art Basel, Asia’s largest art fair which draws celebrities to the city each year.

The mother-of-four said she would like to bring her family to Hong Kong — although she said they had no plans to move here.

“It just makes sense for this to be my next ‘home’, and by that I don’t mean I’m going to move here,” she said.

“But I do want to spend a lot of time here, there’s such an energy and it’s such an exciting place to be, I want to bring the kids here.”

amfAR gala in Hong Kong

Beckham had revealed that she was looking to Asia for her next store during her New York runway show in February, saying that she would be flying to Hong Kong and Beijing in the coming weeks.

“I love the women there. They really understand fashion and style; they’re beautiful. So why not Asia?” she told AFP.

Hong Kong is crammed with luxury malls and is a magnet for high-end shoppers from the city and abroad.

Beckham, 40, opened her first store in London’s Mayfair in September.

 

Google Shop

Google opens its first shop in London

Google Shop

Google has opened a shop in London where visitors will be able to try out the latest tablets, Android phones, and Chromebook laptops.

Taking a page out of Apple’s playbook, the Google-branded store displays various products across open tables while roving staff are on hand to offer help, noted The Daily Mail UK.

google store interiors

To illustrate the scope of its Google Earth feature, visitors can fly virtually over different parts of the world with a tablet and giant immersive screen dubbed ‘The Portal,’ and create their own Doodles on a Doodle Wall using digital spray cans.

Google Shop London

The Google Shop, located inside Currys PC World on Tottenham Court Road, opened its doors Wednesday.

Sonia Rykiel

Pop-up concept to take over Sonia Rykiel flagships

Sonia Rykiel

The  flagship stores in Paris, London and Tokyo are the latest targets of the pop-up phenomenon. The new ephemeral concepts will be revealed Monday at the French fashion label’s fall show in Paris.

The Paris store on Boulevard Saint-Germain will be converted into a hybrid café-library designed by André Saraiva and art director Thomas Lenthal.

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The window will be taken over by a café scene filmed at the nearby traditional brasserie Le Rouquet, populated by an array of models and friends, as well as Sonia Rykiel herself and artistic director Julie de Libran.

The store’s interior will be blanketed with bookcases filled with some 40,000 volumes from floor to ceiling. Changing rooms will also get an upgrade with an abundance of erotic literature on display, but not for sale.

The London and Tokyo stores will undergo transformation in April, while a permanent new store concept will be introduced next year.

Christopher Kane London flagship

Christopher Kane unveils flagship store in London

Christopher Kane London flagship

Fashion brand  has announced the opening of its first flagship store in London, located at 6-7 Mount Street, W1.

To mark the occasion, a number of special edition leather handbags will go on sale exclusively at the London-based store, which opened Thursday.

The 4,100 square foot boutique is split over two floors, and was designed by Christopher Kane and British minimalist designer John Pawson.

Handbag by Christopher Kane

The retail space represents the Glaswegian designer’s “unique and innovative approach to luxury and fashion, with a great respect for craftsmanship and a high level of technical skill, alongside a deep sense of integrity that are paramount to the brand,” said the label in a statement.

Adding that “the goal is not a signature work of architecture but an environment with an emotional dimension, a space where the focus is on the clothes and on the people connected to them.”

Handbag Christopher Kane

Interesting interior design features include a dramatic staircase, a floor-to-ceiling totem light fitting on the lower ground floor, color gradient Perspex displays and touches of heavy timber and Portland stone.

The facade of the new flagship store reinstates elements of the listed building’s original Edwardian elevations, creating simple, full-height openings, stripped of all extraneous details.

Christopher Kane Handbag

Kane’s smart new West-End address is the first of several more standalone stores to be unrolled across the world, according to the Kering group which partly controls the British luxury fashion label.

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Fendi’s New Store at Shanghai’s Plaza 66

 released this video to celebrate the opening of their latest Shanghai store, in the booming megalopolis’s Plaza66 shopping mall.

The film also captures the glittering Fendi Christmas-themed light installation the Roman luxury label installed in the plaza outside the store.

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David Yurman Soho Boutique Exterior Shot

David Yurman opens NYC flagship

David Yurman Soho Boutique Exterior Shot

Fine jewelry and watch brand David Yurman has opened a second New York Store in the city’s SoHo district.

Opening doors to customers Wednesday, the 2,000-square-foot space is located in the Cast Iron Historic district, inside a 19th century building featuring a trompe l’oeil mural by artist Richard Haas.

And the location is something of a nostalgia trip for Yurman:

“I cut my teeth as a sculptor and an artist in this neighborhood – it truly is home for Sybil and me,” explained the designer and CEO.

“What was the epicenter of gallery culture in New York has since evolved into a vibrant, international destination. We’re thrilled to be a part of this community’s past, present and future.”

David Yurman Soho Boutique Interior Shot

Alongside the brand’s jewelry and watch lines the new store also contains two bronze angels crafted by Yurman himself (pictured above), which reference his other direct-welded sculptures.

The interior design touches include live-edge wood surfaces and metal finishes, as well as plenty of paintings by his wife Sybil. The store will also stock a selection of exclusive pieces created especially for the boutique.

Longchamp store in Hong Kong

Longchamp is finally getting a big Paris flagship

Longchamp store Champs Elysees

The French designer firm  has opened its biggest European store on Paris’ high-end shopping street, the Champs-Elysees.

Longchamp’s new store spans over 500 square meters at number 77 on the prestigious Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, just around the corner from the famous gourmet restaurant Fouquet’s.

The firm’s chief executive, Jean Cassegrain, hopes the new store will attract not only Parisians but also “tourists, especially Asian shoppers, who are very important customers for us.”

Longchamp store Champs Elysees interior

The firm saw sales jump by 75% between 2010 and 2012 and has been opening new stores at a rate of 15-20 a year.

“It has really taken off, particularly in Asia. The Chinese are now our second-biggest clients after the French,” Cassegrain said.

The new space, with two floors, will serve as an elegant showcase for all of the label’s latest collections, including its famous Le Pliage bags and other handbags, in addition to luggage, shoes and women’s and men’s ready-to-wear apparel.

Bugatti store in London

Debut Bugatti lifestyle boutique opens in London

Bugatti store in London

 has unveiled its first lifestyle store, located on the Brompton Road in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge district.

The brand first unveiled a lifestyle collection in Milan last year, which led to the move into the luxury lifestyle area.

“Of course, luxurious and exclusive super sports cars will remain our core business, but we intend to transfer the brand’s huge appeal into areas of life beyond the automotive sector,” explained Bugatti president Wolfgang Dürheimer. “Our lifestyle collection was a successful first step, which paved the way for our first boutique.”

“London was our first choice when deciding on a location for the boutique,” he added. “The city is a key market for the Veyron, and is also one of the most important international centers of fashion, design and art, which makes it an ideal location in which to showcase our luxury lifestyle brand. We go where our customers are.”

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Bugatti store London

The store includes the two current Fall/Winter 2014 Bugatti lines; the EB — Ettore Bugatti Collection, and the sportier high-tech Bugatti — Performance Luxury Collection. In addition there’s also an exclusive bespoke tailoring service available exclusively for Bugatti customers.

The exterior channels the brand’s classic blue color, with a three meter aluminum arch modeled on the famed horseshoe radiator grille.

Interior design touches include aluminum, wood, glass and carbon elements all found in the  .

New boutiques are planned to open in 2015 in Tokyo, Dubai and Doha, with further stores in Paris and Milan. Bugatti also plans to open its first stores in the USA from 2016 onwards.

Balmain London flagship store

Balmain to open London flagship

Balmain London flagship store

, which has undergone a hip revival under young creative director Olivier Rousteing, is set to open a Mayfair flagship store in 2015.

Set in the heart of London’s Mayfair district, the 200-square-meter flagship has been designed by Joseph Dirand.

The South Audley Street location has a stone exterior, black lacquer and gold leaf window and entryway and the interiors mix a classical and sober English design vocabulary with flashes of French elegance.

“I like to think of this new address as the founder’s second home, Pierre Balmain’s London pied-a-terre,” explained Dirand.

Key features include large stone fireplaces, geometric stone store designs designed to mimic traditional English parquet patterns, and antique brass and stainless steel fixtures.

“Balmain has a particularly strong and loyal clientele in the English capital and we’re very happy to be able to offer them this first London flagship,” said Balmain’s CEO Emmanuel Diemoz.

The brand have also revamped its website (which relaunched this week) and added extended e-commerce functionality.

You can now shop the current Fall/Winter 2014 collections, along with fragrances, and the Resort 2015 collection will be available to pre-order from Mid-November. The new store is planned to be open for business in January 2015 with a launch event to follow in March.

Vacheron Constantin boutique in Sao Paulo

Vacheron Constantin open first Latin American store

Vacheron Constantin boutique in Sao Paulo

The oldest Swiss watch brand, Vacheron Constantin, founded in Geneva in 1755, has a new South American outpost, with its 47th store worldwide located at the Shopping Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo.

Vacheron Constantin store Sao Paulo

The brand chose Brazil, which earlier this year hosted the World Cup, and will welcome the Olympics in 2016, for its first location in Latin America.

Vacheron Constantin store in Sao Paulo

 has actually been present in Brazil for nearly 180 years, having established its first commercial presence in the country in 1835, but it has just now opened its debut standalone boutique.

Vacheron Constantin luxury store Sao Paulo

The 113 square meter space which opened last week in the country’s economic capital, features wood, bronze and leather design touches.

Vacheron Constantin boutique Sao Paulo

The store will sell the company’s collections, with an on-site watchmaker for all repairs.