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The Latest Boutiques: Cartier, Fendi & Alexander McQueen


Intersect By Lexus in Tokyo

Fendi, Prada, Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman and Bottega Veneta inaugurate new flagships in Milan, as Givenchy, Shanghai Tang and Mulberry debut in Shanghai

Following the lead of BMW and Audi – that are both increasingly creating ‘destinations’ in key luxury shopping strips – Lexus has announced plans for a new retail series entitled ‘Intersect By Lexus’. The luxury spaces have been designed for clients to experience the brand “without getting behind a steering wheel”.

The first such space will open in Tokyo’s Aoyama district, and the new design-orientated building will include a café, shops, an automotive exhibition space and more. The Tokyo outpost is split into two levels. The first floor will house a café serving world-renowned coffee, and what Lexus calls the Garage – an exhibition space for car culture and lifestyles.

On the next floor Tokyo visitors will find a Crafted for Lexus shop – “a collection of lifestyle items produced by brand companies that harmonize with Lexus’ philosophies”, apparently – and a library lounge serving modern-Tokyo-themed foods.


10 Corso Como, Shanghai

Carla Sozzani’s 10 Corso Como has opened its fourth location in Shanghai, joining Milan, Tokyo and Seoul. The 2500sqm space was designed by Sozzani herself in collaboration with the artist Kris Ruhs.

The Corso Como monochrome palette was his starting point, and the hand-drawn circles that have become a motif across the brand now swathe Shanghai’s café walls, terrace floor and even Seussian faux-flower arrangements on circular tables.

Source: Wallpaper


Alexander McQueen, NYC

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Alexander McQueen flagship boutique on Madison Avenue, New York. The new store concept was conceived by Sarah Burton and Alexander McQueen and realised together with architecture and interiors design agency, David Collins Studio.

Interior Architect:
Source: WWD


Badgley Mischka, NYC

After 25 years in business, Badgley Mischka has opened their first New York store. The three-story 325sqm townhouse was once a Pucci boutique. Post-renovation, the space has a residential feel with reclaimed barn wood floors and a garden.

Within the store’s 325sqm shoppers will find all of the brand’s collections: ready-to-wear, couture, bridal, costume and fine jewellery, sunglasses, shoes, and handbags.

Source: Racked NY


Barneys Menswear, NYC

Barneys has unveiled a new floor in its Madison Avenue flagship dedicated to menswear, featuring Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna and Brioni as well as more niche brands such as Isaia, Kiton, and Uman. An expanded area for made-to-measure and bespoke services has also been introduced on the newly renovated 6th floor.

Source: CPP Luxury

Belstaff, London

Belstaff has unveiled Belstaff House on New Bond Street, London, a 325sqm boutique on the first floor of the 25°00sqm historical building. The full range of Belstaff men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessory collections, as well as and The Goodwood Sports and Racing Collection by Belstaff will be available at the new flagship.

Website & Source: Belstaff
Interior Architect: Studio Sofield


Bottega Veneta, Milan

Bottega Veneta has unveiled its first Maison in Milan, conceived and designed by Creative Director Tomas Maier. The Maison showcases the entire brand product range including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, small leather goods, luggage, eyewear, shoes, watches, fragrance, fine jewellery and jewellery, as well as furniture and items for the home.

Website & Source: Bottega Veneta


Boucheron, Hong Kong

Boucheron has opened a 68sqm boutique in Hong Kong’s largest shopping centre, Ocean Terminal. Exhibited in this boutique are the iconic jewellery collections such as the graphie Quatre, or the delicate A11a. Visitors will also find the Serpent Bohème collection, a tribute to the love story between Frédéric Boucheron and his wife Gabrielle.

Source: Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie


Cartier, Paris

Cartier has opened its ninth Paris location at 12 Boulevard des Capucines, next to the recently opened Bucherer boutique. Raised on two levels within a classified building dating the second Empire, this new space features both fine jewellery and timepieces, amongst custom-made furniture and golden bronze railing. Milan boutique pictured

Source: My Watch Site


Chanel, Sydney

Chanel has reopened its Sydney Westfield boutique, its seventh boutique in Australia. The boutique has been designed to portray and emulate Mademoiselle Chanel’s Parisian apartment, envisioned by architect Peter Marino. Each distinct room houses the latest collections by artistic director Karl Lagerfeld including ready-to-wear, handbags, costume jewellery, shoes and eyewear.

Source: The MO Down


Dolce & Gabbana, Melbourne

Dolce & Gabbana has unveiled its first freestanding flagship store on Australian shores, with a 300sqm space on Melbourne’s Collins Street. The boutique will carry a vast array of leather goods, shoes, costume jewellery, sunglasses and Ready-to-Wear collections for both women and men, over two levels.

Source: The MO Down


Fendi, Milan

During Milan Fashion Week, Fendi inaugurated its new flagship store on Via Montenapoleone. Covering two floors, Fendi’s new flagship features its Made to Order service, a Fur Salon and an offering of Baguette bags with limited editions of up to 5 pieces. Early 2014, Fendi will also inaugurate a new showroom with offices in Milan, alongside a permanent exhibition space.

Source: CPP Luxury


Givenchy, Shanghai

Givenchy has inaugurated its first flagship store in Shanghai, China, spanning 205sqm within the IFC Mall Shanghai. The house, headed by former Prada executive, Sebastian Suhl, is due to open a second store in China by the end of this year. The new Givenchy boutique features men’s and women’s ready to wear, shoes, bags and accessories.

Source: CPP Luxury


Hermès, Los Angeles

Hermès has opened its second Los Angeles location, designed by Denis Montel of Paris-based RDAI. The space features a white marble façade of deeply set, canted windows, a quietly dramatic spiral staircase that reads like minimalist sculpture, and a seemingly weightless skylight that trades glass for a cushion of air wrapped in a high-tech membrane of clear plastic.

Interior Architect: Rena Dumas
Source: Architectural Digest


IWC, Hong Kong

IWC Schaffhausen’s Causeway Bay boutique is the brand’s first street-level store in Hong Kong. Luxurious finishes, sophisticated lighting, polished metal and other decorative features combine to create a stylish and elegant haven over 80sqm. A dedicated strap showcase stands in the lounge area as a source of inspiration
to guests wishing to express their individuality through a personalized watch.

Website & Source: IWC


Marc Jacobs Beauty, NYC

Following the launch of Marc Jacobs’s eponymous beauty line, the brand has unveiled a New York retail location featuring its cosmetics and fragrances. Beyond beauty products, the shop offers a selection of collection sunglasses and makeup bags, with handbags to come. A large black table topped with mirrors for makeup application anchors the centre of the space.

Source: Racked NY


Mayfair Jewellery Gallery, London

New Zealand-born, London-based designer jeweller Jessica McCormack has inaugurated her new HQ – the Jewellery House – in prestigious Carlos Place, Mayfair, opposite the Connaught Hotel. Together with her business partners, McCormack aims to pioneer an entirely new, more intimate and personal approach to buying precious jewellery, setting the jewels in the context of art and design, within a curated gallery environment.

Source: Blouin ArtInfo


Michael Kors, Milan

Michael Kors has inaugurated two new stores in Milan, a Michael Kors Collection store on Via Della Spiga and a Michael Kors Lifestyle store on Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The 225sqm Collection store features runway accessories, footwear, ready-to-wear, watches, jewellery, eyewear and a selection of the brand’s fragrances.

The 540sqm Lifestyle store will house a broad assortment of accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear from the MICHAEL Michael Kors label. The store will also carry watches, jewellery, eyewear and an array of the brand’s fragrances.

Source: CPP Luxury


Moncler, Paris

Moncler has recently opened its new Parisian headquarters at 7 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, over 1000sqm on 7 floors, housing a store, a sales showroom and offices. The concept signed by architecture firm Gilles & Boissier follows the one of the new store opened in June in Milan on Via Montenapoleone.

The new flagship store in Paris features all product lines, for men, women and children. Moncler’s high-end collections Gamme Rouge, Gamme Bleue and Grenoble are also available in the new Parisian flagship.

Source: CPP Luxury


Mulberry, Shanghai

Mulberry has opened its fourth store in Shanghai, the British luxury brand’s biggest in the country, carrying the entirety of its product lines, including shoes and accessories that were previously only sold in department stores. The store’s design was commissioned by British architects Universal Design Studio and has a distinct cosy atmosphere that references the labels rural English roots.

Interior Architect: Universal Design Studio
Source: FashionMag


Perrier-Jouët Salon, Singapore

Perrier-Jouet has introduced its first Perrier-Jouet Salon in South East Asia, on Singapore’s iconic Orchard Road. A glossy white curved bar with the signature Perrier-Jouët green bar-top is featured in the Salon, with accompanying white bar stools. A gold cut out chandelier stands in the middle of the room, adding some shine to the lighting from French style lamps placed against mirrors.

Source: Luxury Insider


Prada, Milan

Prada has re-opened its former Milan flagship at 6 Montenapoleone, now entirely dedicated to men. The new Prada Men’s Only store covers 850sqm, spread over 3 floors. The store features all product categories, including ready to wear, shoes, bags, accessories, as well as Made to Order (leatherwear) and Made To Measure (suits, shirts, jackets) services.

Source: CPP Luxury


Ralph & Russo, London

The house of Ralph & Russo has opened a showroom and atelier on London’s Sloane Street. The space will showcase new, archived and never before released handcrafted haute couture creations and designs. From atelier to showroom, clients are invited to experience the refined processes behind each and every couture piece.

Website & Source: Ralph & Russo


Rolex, Belgrade

Petite Geneve Group, the pioneers of luxury watches and jewellery retail in Serbia, has inaugurated a new Rolex boutique in Serbia, spanning 25sqm. Spread over three levels, the Rolex store in Belgrade is situated downtown Uskočka 7, also features an open glass service area. Petite Geneve Group, co-owned by the Petrovic family, also owns and operates the Rolex store in Budapest, Hungary.

Source: CPP Luxury


Shang Xia, Paris

Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, Shang Xia has inaugurated its first Paris boutique in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Spanning 70sqm will offer an array of jewellery, clothing and homewares, all of which bear reference to Chinese culture. The Paris location is the brands third retail outpost, joining boutiques in Shanghai and Beijing.

Source: FashionMag


Shanghai Tang, Shanghai

Shanghai Tang has launched the brand’s largest flagship store in the world in Shanghai, covering 930sqm. The three-floor store is housed in the old Cathay theatre, which opened on New Years 1932 and designed by Czech architect C.H. Gonda. The store is lined with a touch of nostalgic, with Shanghai Tang’s well-known jewel tone accents.

Source: Red Luxury


Stuart Weitzman, Milan

American shoe designer Stuart Weitzman has collaborated with architect Zaha Hadid on a new global retail design concept that has debuted in Milan. The first boutique on Via Sant’Andrea features a monochrome interior where curved forms will integrate modular shelving systems with seating areas for customers. Hadid will also design five further interiors for the Stuart Weitzman brand, with stores in Hong Kong, Rome and New York planned for 2014.

Architect: Zaha Hadid
Source: Dezeen


Valentino, NYC

Valentino has opened its first ever townhouse shop at 821 Madison Avenue, featuring a VIP suite on its top floor offering custom tailoring. Spread over four floors, the store will house a range of Valentino pieces including handbags, daywear and shoes.

British architect David Chipperfield has worked with Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli to design the store, which will boast an array of lavish materials including curtains in moulded gypsum and Venetian terrazzo framing.

Interior Architect: David Chipperfield

For more in the series of The Latest Boutiques, please see our most recent editions as follows:

- The Latest Boutiques: Piaget, Brioni & Louis Vuitton
- The Latest Boutiques: Aesop, Graff & Saint Laurent
- The Latest Boutiques: Bucherer, Céline & Rolls Royce


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