April's biggest fashion store openings around the world

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Isabel Marant in New York, Ralph Lauren in Paris, Marc Jacobs in Milan and Diane von Furstenberg in Sao Paulo - make a note for your next city getaway.

New York

Few other French designers of the 'younger generation' have a cult following in the US quite as passionate as that of Isabel Marant. Prompted by the fact that it was previously a near impossibility to get hold of Marant's comfortable yet stylish creations stateside, the launch of her SoHo boutique had New Yorkers giddy with anticipation for months.

469 Broome Street
http://www.isabelmarant.tm.fr

Right next door, Marant's husband, French handbag designer Jérôme Dreyfuss has set up shop, his first one in the US.

473 Broome Street
http://www.jerome-dreyfuss.com

Also in New York, fashion/interiors purveyors Anthropologie has opened one of its biggest stores to date in Chelsea, carrying designers such as Tracy Reese, Ruffian's Brian Wolk and Claude Morais.

75 Ninth Avenue
http://us.anthropologie.com

Los Angeles

The opening of the new Tod's boutique in Beverly Hills was by far the most star-studded event, but then again: which place is more star-studded than Beverly Hills? Actresses Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Alba as well as musician couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale all turned up to fete the Italian accessory label.

333 North Rodeo Drive

London

Just a few doors from her 44 Conduit Street store, the British Grande Dame of fashion, Vivienne Westwood has dedicated her first full store to men's fashion.

18 Conduit Street
http://www.viviennewestwood.com

Paris

Ralph Lauren opened his largest European store in the City of Lights this month, which is also home to Europe's first Ralph's restaurant. Designer Karl Largerfeld and the actors Gérard Depardieu and Kevin Spacey all attended the launch, while French Vogue's editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld made headlines with an outfit worthy of batwoman.

173, boulevard Saint-Germain
http://www.ralphlauren.com

Milan

Apart from hip and low-priced accessories, the new Marc by Marc Jacobs store that opened during the Salone del Mobile is the first one to contain a bar and café.

Piazza del Carmine 6
http://www.marcjacobs.com

Munich

American designer Michael Kors, who has more than 60 stores in the US, has finally opened his first freestanding boutique in Europe with a strong focus on accessories including handbags, small leather goods, footwear, eyewear, watches and fragrance.

Theatinerstrasse 36
http://www.michaelkors.com

Singapore

French hipster label A.P.C can now also be found here:

328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade
http://www.apc.fr

Hong Kong

Global affairs magazine Monocle has teamed up with iconic Asian retailer Lane Crawford to create a seasonal shop. Open for five weeks, this pop-up - selling the publication's range of home and lifestyle products, such as Monocle x Comme des Garçons Hinoki fragrances and candles, Monocle x Ettinger jotters and Monocle notebooks - marks the first Asian home for The Monocle Shop, with previous locations including Palma de Mallorca, Paris and Stockholm.

88 Queensway
http://www.lanecrawford.com / http://www.monocle.com

Sao Paulo

Queen of the wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg has opened her first retail location in South America in Sao Paulo, another proof of Brazil's growing importance in fashion.

Iguatemi Shopping Center
http://www.dvf.com

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