Saudi royalty buys Paris’s Crillon hotel

Paris’ world-famous luxury Crillon hotel has been sold to Saudi investors linked to the royal family for around 250 million euros ($446 million). US-based Starwood Capital is in the final stages of the sale which does not include a reportedly 100-million-euro programme needed to modernise one of the world’s oldest luxury hotels, according to the [...]


Chanel to open its largest store in Paris in 2011

Luxury house Chanel, with its flagship store in Paris on Rue Cambon, will move its existing store on Avenue Montaigne to a larger space on the same boulevard. Chanel gets back the surface previously occupied by Jean-Louis Scherrer. The new space covers a surface of 1.000 sqm and will be open late 2011.


Chanel’s Mobile Art Pavilion Settles in Paris

Chanel is to donate the exhibition pavilion designed by Iraqi-born British architect, Zaha Hadid, to the Arab World Institute. The pavilion showcased artworks by contemporary artists inspired by Chanel’s iconic 2.55 handbag in 2008. Chanel will thereby perpetuate this work designed by one of the greatest contemporary architects.


Range Rover Evoque Art In Paris

Range Rover is to become the latest auto brand to enter the world of pop-up art, commissioning a series of installations on the streets of Paris. The four installations have been created by French artists to celebrate the launch of the Range Rover Evoque at the Paris Motor Show. The concept is reminiscent of the [...]


Preview: Louis Vuitton City Guide 2011 Paris

French luxury designer Louis Vuitton kicks off the promotion for the 2011 edition of their renowned City Guide. In this lovely video (below), we are introduced to the mouth-watering Parisian delicacy: the Saint-Honoré pastry. Since 1998 Vuitton has been giving us their views on fashion, design, the arts and gastronomy. Each guide highlights the latest [...]


LV Closes Paris Stores Early To Preserve Stock

Reuters is reporting that Louis Vuitton is closing its Paris store one hour early in attempt to preserve stock before the holiday shopping season begins. Apparently the brand is having supply issues and is concerned that if they sell too much now, they won’t have enough stock to fill demand during the holiday season. “We [...]

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