October's biggest fashion store openings around the world

From Ralph Lauren's palatial new store on the Upper East Side in Manhattan to H&M's new flagship boutique on the Champs-Elysées in Paris: here are the latest additions to your international shopping destinations.

New York

Ralph Lauren has opened the doors to a palatial 22,000-square-foot (2043 square meters) store, built as an extension of the Polo flagship across the street at the Rhinelander Mansion. The boutique offers a made-to-measure department for bespoke tailored pieces, an on-site custom monogramming department and a fine jewelry boutique.

888 Madison Avenue


H&M has launched its 11th store in Paris, a three-storey flagship on the Champs-Elysées. Designed by famed French architect Jean Nouvel, the 2,800-square-meter building houses collections for women, men and teens.

88 avenue des Champs-Elysées


Also in Paris, Yves Saint Laurent opens its first pop-up. The temporary shop in the luxe Saint-Germain area is dedicated to the label's new ready-to-wear collection, Edition 24, designed by Stephano Pilati.

9, rue de Grenelle



Tory Burch's first European boutique has opened. The two-storey, 2,800-square-foot (260 square meters) store carries the entire Tory Burch line, including ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, small leather goods, jewelry and eyewear.

36/37, Via Del Babuino



Kate Spade is testing the international waters with its new pop-up shop in Convent Garden. The 2,700-square-foot (250 square meters) boutique, housed in a Georgian townhouse, carries handbags, luggage, shoes, jewelry, stationery, eyewear, apparel and at-homewear, as well as dishes, artwork and furnishings.

7 Henrietta Street, Convent Garden

Chopard expands its presence in China with the opening of its 32nd store. Located at the Shanghai Peninsula Hotel, the 33-square-meter boutique sells both men and women's fine jewelry and timepieces.

L1K, The Peninsula Hotel Shanghai
32, Zhongshan Dong Yi Road


The Parisian brand Paule Ka has opened its first standalone boutique in the Middle East at the Dubai Mall. On sale at the 110 square-foot store: pieces from Paule Ka's Fall/Winter 2010 womenswear collection.

The Dubaï Mall - Fashion Avenue, First Floor