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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

Bottega Veneta opens a new boutique in Taipei

To commemorate Bottega Veneta’s opening of a new boutique in Taipei, the luxury designer will come out with a limited edition knot handbag. Named the Taipei Knot, this handbag will available exclusively through the new store; only 50 will be produced. Sporting shades of york, cigar, and truffle the patchwork of the handbag comprises 25 … Continued

Largest Louis Vuitton boutique in South-East Asia

Last month, Louis Vuitton opened the largest boutique in Southeast Asia at Singapore’s luxurious ION Orchard in Orchard Road. The 905 square meter concept store was designed by Front Inc. of New York while the interiors were developed by the Louis Vuitton Malletier’s architecture team. The duplex store showcases the luxury brand’s first curved glass … Continued

Gucci wants 40 stores in China

Gucci plans to open two to four more stores this year in China, after opening its 28th on Saturday, undeterred by uncertainty in the global economy as China is set to lead future luxury consumption. For the moment, China’s $8 billion luxury market accounts for just 3 percent of global sales, compared with 38 percent … Continued

First Ferrari Store opens in London

Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen has officially opened the UK’s first Ferrari Store at 193-197 Regent Street in the heart of London. Räikkönen was then treated to a specially arranged drive-by from some of the greatest Ferraris ever made. Legendary models taking part included a Daytona, F40, F50 and Enzo. Stocking everything from Ferrari … Continued

Cartier Launches its Biggest Boutique in Middle East

Luxury goods company Cartier on Thursday braved the deepening global recession to launch its biggest boutique so far in the Middle East. The 700 square-meter showroom in the upscale Dubai Mall testifies to the Cartier’s confidence that chilly economic winds will not deter well-heeled residents and visitors to Dubai from buying its jewelry, watches, handbags … Continued

The Balenciaga London Flagship Boutique

Coinciding with London Fashion Week, Parisian haute-couture house Balenciaga has opened a flagship store in Mayfair. The store is a collaborative project between Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière, French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and lighting designer Benoit Lalloz. Previously the three creatives worked together on Balenciaga’s New York flagship store. With the latest technology in mind, the … Continued