Brazil’s luxury market may have taken a few heavy punches these past few years, but that hasn’t deterred the leading players in the field. Following the opening of its first store at Cidade Jardim mall in São Paulo four years ago, revived Italian fashion house Valentino has opened a second boutique at Jk Iguatemi, a rivalling luxury mall situated only a stone’s throw away across the Pinheiros river.
The boutique occupies a prominent ground floor unit of approx 100 sqm. spread across a front and back section, and features an interior design that flaunts the brand’s latest retail design codes as laid down by David Chipperfield Architects. Terrazzo flooring and matching wall panels form the backdrop of custom-made timber furnishings, robust marble-clad displays and wall-mounted clothing racks in shiny brass. Similar to the first store, it carries Valentino’s full range of women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and bags.
Design: David Chipperfield Architects