It’s obvious that Burberry doesn’t do anything by halves. When we heard the luxury Brit brand that covered its Fall 2011 catwalk models in artificial snow and torrential rain was opening a new flagship in Sydney, we expected it to be pretty damn awesome. We weren’t disappointed. The 343 George Street store is 820 square metres of marbled resplendence. Two giant, flat-screen LED video walls lie at each end of a spacious walkway lined with towering ionic columns, a physical manifestation of the brand’s merging of tradition-rich history and new digital initiatives. Burberry has been applauded for making luxury fashion more accessible than ever by live-streaming shows and producing digital look-books, and has amassed an army of over five million trench-obsessed Facebook fans through a combination of social media efforts and the casting of a certain young Harry Potter star.