March's fashion store openings around the world were all about luxurious handbags, shoes, and jewelry. Plus: Issey Miyake's new concept store and Stella McCartney's crystal horse.
Following his European outlets in London, Milan, and Munich, American designer Michael Kors - who celebrated 30 years in business this season - has set up his first standalone store in Paris, which is also his largest store in the world to date. Kors, who spent many years in Paris during his time at French label Celine, offers all of his collections at the address, with a strong focus on accessories.
279 Rue Saint Honoré
The French handbag label has opened its biggest Asian flagship, called La Maison 8, in Hong Kong. To mark the occasion, a limited-edition bag has been released, featuring prints of the label's history.
8 Queen's Road Central
Las Vegas, NV, USA
A giant white horse made of 8,000 Swarovski crystals is the centerpiece of the British designer's new store, created by London's APA architects who also worked on her Milan and Paris boutiques. The crystals hint at the store's location at Crystals at CityCenter. An exclusive "Welcome to Vegas" t-shirt has also been made for the occasion.
Crystals. At CityCenter, 3720 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
The first new European store since 2002, Loewe's new London flagship in Mayfair mainly stocks the Spanish brand's luxury accessories.
125 Mount Street
Designed by the Italian label's creative director Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta's first Australian store has come to the Westfield shopping center in Sydney, offering a broad selection of Bottega Veneta products, including handbags, women's and men's shoes, fashion jewelry, luggage, eyewear, and items for the home.
Westfield Sydney Shop 3029/30, 188 Pitt Street
Coinciding with the retrospective of Yohji Yamamoto's work at the Victoria & Albert museum, the designer's Y-3 line for sportswear brand adidas got a new home in London's Mayfair. The boutique, not far away from Yamamoto's own, sells the women's and men's collections as well as the kids' range.
54 Conduit Street
The Japanese designer has gone ahead with the launch of a new concept store in the city's Ginza district, opened the same day that the devastating earthquake ravaged the country. Apart from offering all the label's collections, the shopping destination also incorporates a café, art exhibitions, and concerts.
4-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku
New York, USA
The US designer, whose new location in Tokyo's Harakuju is currently open two hours a day until conditions improve, also celebrated the inauguration of her new boutique in New York's Meatpacking District.
34 Gansevoort Street