Louis Vuitton opens first Maison in Southeast Asia

Louis Vuitton is celebrating two premieres: its first luxury concept store in the region, and its first ‘Island Maison,’ a multi-storey shopping location on a private island. Located in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the Maison built by star architect Peter Marino sells women’s and men’s collections, Louis Vuitton’s jewelry as well as design and … Continued

Vacheron Constantin Opens First Ever U.S. Boutique

Watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has opened its 28th boutique—and its first-ever in the United States—on New York’s Madison Avenue. The new outpost will join Vacheron Constantin’s existing boutiques in other cosmopolitan capitals like Moscow, Shanghai, Dubai and Geneva. Ideally situated on the corner of 64th Street and Madison Avenue, in a historic building reminiscent of a … Continued

Louis Vuitton opens first airport store

Louis Vuitton has made a spectacular airport debut in association with The Shilla Duty Free at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport. The 550sq m Incheon store is dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s passion for travel. It features leathergoods, women’s and men’s shoes, belts, ties, textiles, fashion, jewellery, sunglasses, watches and other accessories.

Christian Louboutin Men’s Paris Store Opening

Christian Louboutin has been selling 25 pairs, costing hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, in his first-ever men’s store in Paris that opened in August. Apparently, the more lavish models are most popular, with Louboutin saying that his male customers “come in and they say, ‘What do you have with studs?’” And that his studded … Continued

Roberto Cavalli Opens First Japan Flagship Store

Italian brand Roberto Cavalli has announced that it will open its first Japan flagship store in September, with the designer behind the label to visit Tokyo to mark the opening of the boutique in early November. The store is located in the city’s upmarket Aoyama district and will also be the first directly owned and … Continued

Louis Vuitton Island at Marina Bay Sands Singapore

One of the most sophisticated shopping concepts in the world, the Louis Vuittion Maison store, will be launching in Singapore on Sep 18. Designed by award-winning architect Peter Marino, LV’s first Island Maison will sit directly on water, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay. It will also feature a private lounge and outdoor … Continued

Burberry to open flagship store in Hong Kong

The shopping landscape in Hong Kong is about to be expanded once again with news that luxury brand Burberry plans to open its Asian flagship store in the city. Burberry will take up residence over two floors and 21,000 square (1950 sq m) feet of space and that the new store will open in the … Continued

Harrods opens shop at The Corinthia Hotel

Luxury department store Harrods has just opened it’s first ever hotel concession at London’s stunning new Corinthia Hotel. The beautiful boutique, nestled in the lobby at the heart of this five-star hotel, is illuminated by charming, modern blue and white chandeliers. White marble floors, high ceilings and glass adornments create a light and airy atmosphere … Continued

Ducati Opens Shop in Rome Airport

Travelers are set to see more of the famous Ducati motorcycle brand in airports, following the opening of a pilot store in Italy. Passengers passing through Rome Fiumicino can now stop off at a new Ducati store in Terminal 3, the first outpost of a new partnership between the motorcycle maker and airport retailer Meridian … Continued

Harry Winston to open flagship store in Shanghai

Harry Winston Diamond Corp, the Canadian mining group which owns the jewelers, has this week announced plans to build a flagship store in Shanghai. And it will be hard to miss, boasting a 12-meter high façade a company spokesman says will be like a “billboard to the world, a billboard to the Chinese people.” The … Continued

Ladurée to open in New York City

Famous, luxury Parisian patisserie Maison Ladurée has announced plans to set up its first US outpost in New York this summer. The opulent boutique — known for its pastel-colored, feather-light macarons and elegant tea houses across Paris — will open a boutique on Madison Avenue in July. In a city where the cupcake continues to … Continued

Louis Vuitton opens pop-up store in Cannes

On the occasion of the Cannes International Film Festival, Louis Vuitton has opened a pop-up store on the Croisette. Next to its existing Cannes store, the temporary shop focuses on what the town is famous for: incredible films and elegant eveningwear. “The Maison celebrates its attachment to the city of Cannes by unveiling an exceptional … Continued

Roberto Cavalli to open 85 stores in China

Roberto Cavalli said it will open 85 new stores in China within the next five years under a deal signed on Tuesday with Shanghai-based retail giant UCCAL Group. The company will open its first stores under the new deal in Beijing and Shanghai between late 2011 and early 2012, it said in a statement. The … Continued

Hublot Opens Flagship Boutique in Beverly Hills

Luxury watch maker Hublot has opened its first boutique in the Western United States in Beverly Hills, California. Internationally recognized as a luxury capital, Beverly Hills is home to the world’s most exclusive stores, with Rodeo Drive at its epicenter. The Hublot Boutique Beverly Hills is located in the heart of the city’s most prestigious … Continued

Burberry Beijing – Hologram Runway Show [video]

To celebrate the opening of its Beijing flagship store, Burberry staged its biggest runway show to date on April 13, at the Beijing Television Center. The fashion-meets-technology extravaganza featured Brit rockers Keane who had never before performed in the country, stunning lifelike holograms, and an impressive turnout of celebrities and top models on and off … Continued

Mulberry’s new flagship in London

The luxury UK brand Mulberry has moved its flagship boutique to 50 New Bond Street, only a few doors down from its previous address. The new retail space reflects the brand’s ethical and ecological concerns features a loft-like warehouse vibe with vast open space and a bevy of freestanding fixtures. The new 5,400-foot (501-square-meter) boutique … Continued

Versace pursues retail expansion in China

The Italian luxury house, which just opened a jewelry boutique in Beijing on December 10, has other imminent plans in the pipeline for China. The company will debut a new retail concept before Christmas in the Village North, a shopping complex in Sanlitun, an affluent area filled with shops and eateries. Additionally, Versace is planning … Continued

The world’s first Louis Vuitton airport store

Shilla Duty Free has struck a landmark agreement to open the world’s first Louis Vuitton airport store, at Incheon International Airport. The luxury brand has traditionally rejected the airport retailing channel – though it is present in downtown travel retail through selected Gallerias run by fellow LVMH subsidiary DFS, and through high-class Korean retailers such … Continued

Hublot Signs Jet Li as Ambassador

Hublot opened its first flagship store in Beijing on Nov. 29, 2010 and announced Jet Lias the first Asian ambassador for its brand. The new Hublot store in Beijing has an area of 100 square meters and is located at the entrance of Wangfujing Street in the Oriental Plaza, one of the most prosperous iconic … Continued

Cartier Hong Kong Flagship Store Opening

Cartier, the number one luxury jewelry brand in China, continues to ramp up its presence in the Asian country with the opening of yet another flagship on Friday. The new store, which spans 900 square meters (9,687 square feet), is housed inside the Prince’s Building — an upscale shopping center in Hong Kong. The three-story … Continued