Archive for the ‘luxury’ category

A.P.C Royale boutique by Laurent Deroo, Paris

September 12th, 2011

A.P.C. has opened a new store on rue Royale in the 7th arrondissement in Paris. Located next to Dior, Gucci and Chanel, l’Atelier de Production et Creation (A.P.C.) is a beautiful boutique spread over two floors.

Marc Jacobs flagship store by Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects, Tokyo

September 1st, 2011

The project is a new flagship retail building located in Tokyo’s Aoyama shopping district, just off Omotesando Street. The design is a diagrammatic response to strict local codes, the immediate surrounding context (bordered by world-renowned architecture and a quiet residential neighborhood), and the desire to represent the material craft that is inherent in the tradition of Japanese construction. The building is designed to meet regulated energy efficiency standards and use local/regional materials.

Manolo Blahnik store by Data Nature Associates, Moscow

July 29th, 2011

Manolo introduces contrast with his new store in Moscow. The romantic yet rustic Dacha cottage architecture is revisited here through the ebonized vertical wood clad interiors. This texture is complemented by the white delicateness of lace captured in the laser cut Corian panels enclosing the 15m runway-like entrance.

Prada store by Herzog & De Meuron, Tokyo

July 29th, 2011

The veneration that the Japanese feel for the clothes designed by Miuccia Prada is reflected in the designer’s presence throughout the city. Prada sells not only in department stores but also in its own stores in the main districts of the city: Aoyama and Ginza.

24 Issey Miyake by Moment Design, Sapporo Japan

July 14th, 2011

Hisaaki Hirawata + Tomohiro Watabe of japanese practice Moment Design has completed a clothing retail store for the iconic fashion brand 24 Issey Miyake located in Sapporo, Japan. Flexibility and modularity were of utmost priority to quickly modify the retail floor for the transient seasonal displays.

Louis Vuitton Underground store, Tokyo

July 11th, 2011

Despite the hassle that such an incident might create to customers and the company, Louis Vuitton found an interesting approach to deal with it! They seized the opportunity and designed the underground level to a concept store, while passing the message to its clients and visitors that we are “under construction” and in transition!

Burberry’s flagship store, Sydney

July 4th, 2011

Burberrry knows what we want! Burberry had luxury in mind in the design and creation of their latest flagship store that opened in Sydney, Australia this past weekend. Following the recent trend in fashion retail of ensuring that lavish experience we love so much, they have outdone themselves with their newest luxury location.

Gucci flagship store 5th Avenue, New York

June 28th, 2011

A towering glass edifice in the heart of Manhattan, Gucci’s newest New York store is a grand architectural endeavour that has become a global shopping destination. Situated at 725 5th Avenue, the store covers an area of 46,000 square feet gross that spans three spacious, warm, light-infused floors. Impressive in both size and scope, this new flagship is the world’s largest Gucci store. It is a true original within the Italian luxury brand’s expansive retail network.

Dior Flagship Store by Peter Marino, New York

June 25th, 2011

Architect Peter Marino, go-to designer for luxury retail, is behind Christian Dior’s new look. The fashion brand recently unveiled its New York flagship on East 57th Street, a store whose decor pays homage to Dior’s boutique on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, but with a New York twist.

Burberry flagship store, Beijing

June 21st, 2011

Celebrating the launch of its biggest flagship store in all of asia while raising its profile in one of the most booming luxury markets there, burberry recently pulled off a prestigious hi-tech showcase at Beijing’s television center. Around 1,000 guests viewed Burberry’s latest collection on gigantic video screens while actual models strutted their stuff on a catwalk, alternated by holograms of models through virtual image technology. The new flagship at Sparkle Roll Plaza is big, a whopping 12,500 sq.ft. to be precise, and is designed according to the brand’s newest specifications as set by its creative director Christopher Bailey. It comes fully equipped with the latest in technology, including touchscreens for customers and ipads for staff.

Issey Miyake store by Tokujin Yoshioka

June 9th, 2011

The new flagship store of its latest brand, 132 5. Is distinguished by a layout that does not take away attention from the real stars of space, the clothes in two sizes, transparent worn by mannequins hanging from the ceiling, take large volumes animating three-dimensional body.

Emporio Armani store by Giorgio Armani, Belgrade

June 5th, 2011

Interior design of this first Emporio Armani store in Serbia comes from Giorgio Armani and his team of architects who gave this space a specific sentiment of glamour. The ceiling is in light marmorino, floor is made of bright glossy stone and a big screen projecting the current collections dominates the entrance area.

Burberry store, Singapore

June 3rd, 2011

The store reflects the new Burberry design concept, developed by Burberry Creative Director, Christopher Bailey. Intrinsically British materials and themes are used throughout in a contemporary way. The store also features state of the art technology including cutting edge sound system, a WIFI connection throughout, VIP room with in built iPod docking stations and a giant 103” high definition LED video wall.

Hermès – Shang Xia by Kengo Kuma, Hong Kong

May 26th, 2011

With the luxury market ballooning in China, it comes as no surprise that the trend of luxury brands setting up shop in the country continues. Next up, the French fashion house Hermès. The company has launched its latest retail brand, Shang Xia—it literally translates to “up and down”—with the opening of a 1,300-square-foot store designed by Kengo Kuma on Hong Kong island.

Hermes Boutique by RDAI, Paris

May 8th, 2011

Hermès never disappoints. The luxury brand has opened its first Paris boutique on the Left Bank in the city’s chic St.-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Designed by the French architecture firm RDAI—which has been responsible for creating all of Hermès’s stores worldwide—the stunning new shop is built on the site of a former swimming pool that dates from the 1930s.