Boutique openings roundup: Paris, London, Beijing, New York
Saturday 11 December 2010
The Christian Dior flagship in New York has reopened after receiving a major face-lift, Versace opens a boutique in China dedicated to the Maison's fine jewelry and timepieces, and Italian designer Giambattista Valli launchs his first-ever stand alone boutique in Paris.
The Italian designer has bowed his first stand-alone store in Paris off the Rue Royale. The 1,500-square-foot (139-square-meter) boutique was co-designed by Valli and the architect Luigi Scialanga (whose jewelry is sold in the store).The space is romantic and intimate, furnished with antique floor-to-ceiling mirrored doors in the dressing rooms and vintage Venetian chairs in the sitting area. Valli's full line of women's wear, shoes, and accessories are sold here.
30 Rue Boissy d'Anglas, Paris 75008
The luxury UK brand has moved its flagship boutique to 50 New Bond Street, only a few doors down from its previous address. The new 5,400-foot (501-square-meter) 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 boutique sells accessories, travel and luggage goods, shoes, and women"s wear.There's even a giant inflatable model of the brand's iconic "Bayswater" tote in the store window.
50 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1BJ
The venerable Italian fashion house has opened its first ever Versace Jewellery boutique in China-and the third in the world entirely dedicated to the Maison's fine jewelry and watches after Rome and Dubai. The new store occupies 80 square meters within China Central Place- the capital city's shopping mall dedicated to luxury goods. The boutique's interior features opulent furniture against stylish white lacquer and black leather walls.China Central Place Shopping Mall, No.77-81 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District 100024
New York, US
The Parisian designer has opened his first U.S. boutique. Unlike the dark and spare black interior of his Paris store, his West Village location features a more hipster vibe with an exposed brick wall and industrial I-beam benches. The new shop carries the full women's resort and spring lines as well as men's shoes and handbags.
30 Jane Street near Eighth Avenue, Manhattan
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