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The Latest Boutiques, Prada, Frederique Constantin & Vertu

An essential round-up of the latest boutique openings by luxury brands, including Delaneau, Farah Khan Ali and Miu Miu in Dubai, South Korea and Shanghai.

The Middle East, China and India continue to be the hotspots for retail openings, as Vertu debuts their latest concept in Hong Kong and Prada adds an eighth store to their Korean presence. Richard Mille re-located in Shanghai, and re-launched with Jackie Chan and Felipe Massa on hand to celebrate. Farah Khan Ali inaugurated her second Indian store in Mumbai, Frederique Constant launched in Taiyuan and Abu Dhabi and Dubai became the latest Middle Eastern outposts of Bell & Ross and Nina Ricci respectively.


Vertu, Hong Kong

Vertu inaugurated its new store in IFC, Hong Kong, debuting a new design concept that draws inspiration from the product range, as well as the interior design first revealed at Baselworld 2010. Incorporating brushed steel and soft black leather, the in-store counters use materials employed exclusively across the Vertu product range.

Source: Luxury Insider


Prada, South Korea

Opening inside the Galleria Timeworld mall in Daejeon, Prada launched their eighth location in South Korea. The space, designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, spans over a single level covering a total surface area of approximately 200 square metres. It houses the women and men’s collections of bags, accessories and footwear.

Source: Prada


Farah Khan Ali, New Dehli

Opening her second location in home-market India, Farah Khan Ali inaugurated her New Delhi boutique at the DLF Emporio Mall, in association with Navin and Deepak Mehra of AKM Mehrasons Jewellers. The store offers buyers a range of high-end jewellery designs in gold, diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, and other such precious and semi-precious stones.

Source: SIFY


Frédérique Constant, Taiyuan

Following overwhelming success in Hong Kong, Frédérique Constant recently opened a 130sqm mono-brand boutique in Taiyuan, China. The store houses the full range of design styles – from ultra classic to contemporary – displayed in exclusive new showcases, highlighting the brand’s values and expertise within a luxury atmosphere.

Source: World Tempus


Bell & Ross, Abu Dhabi

Bell & Ross opened a new boutique in Dubai, located in Burjuman Mall, the 6th boutique opening for Bell & Ross Worldwide. “The Middle East is a dynamic market and home to a very refined clientele who value the very best in watch-making. This much awaited opening of our first boutique in the region will allow us to offer our collectors a wider selection, personal attention and a truly bespoke service” said CEO Carlos Rosillo.

Source: Bell & Ross


Miu Miu, Capri

Situated in the heart of Capri’s top retail destination, on the corner of via Vittorio Emanuele overlooking the piazza of Hotel Quisisana, Miu Miu launched a 50sqm boutique on Italy’s famed Island. Designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, gold damask and brass studs accent the walls, ceilings and display areas, displaying all Miu Miu collections, including ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories.

Source: Elite Traveler


Richard Mille, Shanghai

Celebrating the re-opening, of its relocated Shanghai boutique, Richard Mille called on brand ambassadors Jackie Chan and Felipe Massa to inaugurate the boutique. The new store is located in the city’s central shopping district at Lippo Plaza on Hai Hai Road, featuring a modern interior with leather walls and white resin floors, and two animation windows at its entrance, similar to the other Richard Mille boutiques worldwide.

Source: Retail Jeweller


Nina Ricci, Dubai

Unveiling a new store concept, inspired by Parisian ‘bourgeois’ apartments of the 1940s, Nina Ricci launched a flagship in Dubai. Heavy beige silk curtains, sofas, silk rugs and low chairs create a homely touch of comfort in the ‘living room’ whilst the centrepiece chandelier and the brand’s signature colour palette of powdery grey mattes reinforce the feminine feel of the boutique.

Source: Fashion Magazine


Delaneau, New York

Opening on Madison Avenue, the art deco inspired Delaneau boutique is described by the brand as residence meets boudoir, where decor plays with the contrasts between light and dark colours and only the most coveted materials have been chosen. Following 2010 launches in Moscow and Geneva, the New York store is the first mono-brand store in American.

Source: World Tempus


Vivienne Westwood, Los Angeles

Over a year in the making, Vivienne Westwood’s expansive Los Angeles flagship and new US headquarters was unveiled on Melrose. The three-story marble-clad corner building incorporates offices, expansive wholesale showroom and a rooftop patio, with glossy walnut floors, Savile Row-style cloth-covered mannequins, a Union Jack rug and lofty ceilings painted in Westwood’s patented “tranquillity pink” hue.

Source: JustLuxe

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