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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

Omega to open nine stores in the US this week

Omega is pushing for major expansion in the US, with nine stores slated to open across the country this week. A Chicago boutique will be unveiled this Thursday (November 18), followed by other store launches in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Scottsdale, Ariz., Nashville, White Plains, N.Y., Hackensack, N.J., and Jacksonville, Fla. The stores will offer … Continued

Christian Louboutin To Open Beijing Store Next Year

French Luxury Shoemaker Christian Louboutin plans to open two stores in China next year, propelled by the rising incomes of Chinese shoppers. The first-ever Beijing standalone store is slated to open in July 2011, followed by a Shanghai boutique in December 2011. Louboutin said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that he may operate as … Continued

Ralph Lauren’s New Flagship on Madison Avenue

Ralph Lauren has opened the doors to a palatial store last month on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. It is built as an extension of the Polo flagship across the street at the Rhinelander Mansion. The 22,000-sq-.ft. store, reminiscent of the grand Beaux-Arts architecture of the early 20th Century, is dedicated to Lauren’s Women’s and Home … Continued

Tiffany eyes aggressive expansion in China

US jeweller Tiffany & Co is aiming to make a major push into China as it seeks to tap a growing appetite for luxury goods among the country’s new wealthy. “China will rapidly become the place where we will have the greatest number of new stores,” Tiffany chairman Michael J. Kowalski said on Tuesday. The … Continued

Lamborghini opens first two stores in Mexico

Lamborghini opened its first official dealerships in Mexico this week, a signal of the growing demand for luxury cars in the country. The Italian marque’s Mexico City store opened for business October 26 on Insurgentes Sur, one of the city’s busiest streets and a commercial and governmental hub of the city. On October 27 the … Continued

Miu Miu Opens Venice Store

Miu Miu has opened a new flagship store in Venice. The store is located in Venice’s Salizada San Moise and sells ready to wear as well as shoes and handbags. Designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, the store features an entrance and large glass display window with bronzed steel fixtures that face onto the “calle”. These … Continued

Hermes launches new brand in China

Hermes has opened its first boutique for its new brand Shang Xia — a bold strategy that highlights China’s growing importance to luxury goods companies. “We are very moved — this is like the birth of a child,” Hermes chief executive Patrick Thomas said ahead of the inauguration of the shop in Shanghai. The store, … Continued

Gucci Launches New Online Store

Gucci has announced the opening of its redesigned online store at Gucci.com. Frida Giannini has been working on the site for 18 months to make the online experience more like the experience customers get in Gucci’s boutiques. Shoppers can browse the latest collections via video, share content with friends through Facebook and Twitter, and buy … Continued

Louis Vuitton opens first Lebanon store

French luxury designer Louis Vuitton opened its first boutique in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Thursday. “For many years, the maison has maintained strong relations with Lebanese clientele and is proud to reiterate its engagement by offering a new store which respects the Beirutis’ heritage and patrimony,” said brand executive manager Yves Carcelle at the … Continued

Miu Miu Debuts Flagship in Forte dei Marmi

Miu Miu opened up their Forte dei Marmi Store which is in a sea town that is part of northern Tuscany. Famous residents of the town include Andrea Bocelli and Giorgio Armani along with Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Queen of the Belgians who was born there. The space on Via Carducci was designed by architect … Continued

Vertu Opens first Beverly Hills Boutique

Leading luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu opened their latest U.S. boutique on Beverly Hills’ famous Rodeo Drive last week. The Rodeo Drive location was strategically chosen for its reputation as one of the world’s most exclusive shopping destinations. The LA Times reported that at the grand opening there were more than a few enthusiasts in … Continued

Louis Vuitton unveils London flagship

Luxury fashion and accessories retailer Louis Vuitton opened its new London flagship this week. The 1,500 sq ft store occupies a corner site at the junction of New Bond Street and Clifford Street. Set over three levels, the store incorporates Louis Vuitton heritage touches such as trunks and leather, as well as modern features including … Continued

Harrods to open in Shanghai?

After London’s most famous department store Harrods changed hands this weekend, new owner, Qatar Holding is considering a Chinese branch. The company behind the investments of the Qatari royal family bought the store on May 8 for £1.5 billion after months of negotiating between Qatar Holding’s CEO, Ahmad al-Sayed, and former Harrods owner, Mohammed al-Fayed. … Continued