Repossi opens first store in the Middle East

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Repossi, the high end Parisian Jewelry Maison from Place Vendôme has opened its very first boutique in the Middle East, at Fashion Avenue, The Dubaï Mall.

Feel like your life is missing a little sparkle? Then you’ll be pleased to know that iconic French fine jewellery brand Repossi has opened its doors in The Dubaï Mall today.

The opening of the store is particularly significant, given that it is only the brand’s third store in the world (and first in the Middle East). Located on the first floor of the Fashion Avenue extension, the store is beautifully minimalist, allowing its signature diamond creations to truly shine through. Its setting was inspired by the brand’s flagship at 6 Place Vendôme in Paris and features mat copper glass-coated walls and coloured mirrors for added effect.

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The Antifer rings and bracelets by Repossi

Key collections, such as the Berbère and Antifer, welcome visitors into the first part of the intimate space. Plus, the store is home to some of the brand’s exclusive high jewellery pieces and will also house one-of-a-kind items alongside its iconic Serti Sur Vide – ‘the floating diamond’ – collection in the semi-private space at the back of the store.

Visit Repossi and discover Gaia Repossi’s unconventional and modern collections….

 

 

 

 

Boucheron Opens Its Second Concept Boutique In Singapore

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The jewelry house sets up shop on Orchard Road once again, with a luminous new boutique. French high jeweller, Boucheron has opened its second concept boutique in Singapore at Takashimaya Department Store.

 

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Timeless elegance for men and women: Boucheron Reflet

Located at the heart of Singapore’s busy retail hub, Orchard Road is French Maison Boucheron’s new concept boutique. The store is found at the Takashimaya Department store and it is the second boutique to open in Singapore, with the current one being at Marina Bay Sands. Beyond the stunning jewelry and watches that Boucheron is well known for, the boutique will also have a dedicated showcase for their perfumes and their comprehensive eyewear range.

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One of the focal points of this new boutique is its luminous setting. Inspired by light, the store design looks back at the modern Hôtel Particulier of the Maison Boucheron, with its light marble façade a representation of the 26 Place Vendôme boutique – which location Frédéric Boucheron chosen back in 1893 to open a boutique at because of how the sun rays made the diamonds sparkled from day to night. Taking that idea and applying it to a contemporary setting, the new one is swathed all over with white as its predominant color, and uses tastefully modern angular box-lightings for the ceiling, hung over the glass cases.

 

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Boucheron Quatre ring in white gold

To celebrate their opening, the brand will also be holding an exhibition at the end of this month at Ngee Ann City. At the exhibition, visitors will be able to learn more about the Maison’s remarkable 158-year heritage, which showcases its French origins and Parisian style. Boucheron’s iconic Quatre collection will be displayed alongside a selection of high jewellery pieces specially flown in for the exhibition.

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Within those glass cases contains all of the iconic jewelry creations made with Boucheron’s design finesse. The sculptural Quatre, for example is one of those pieces taking center stage, as well as Boucheron’s collection of jeweled animals, and the symbolic serpentine jewelry – the Serpent Bohème. Other than jewelry, Boucheron’s exquisite timepieces feature too, like the iconic Reflet watch and the new collection: Epure.

 

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Boucheron Epure Automatic Watch

Overall, the mixture of the luminous atmosphere and the glow of the jewelry work in tandem to create for a calm and graceful purchasing experience. Indeed, Boucheron has been renowned over the years for its hospitality towards its customers, gaining the support of countless illustrious clientele. In keeping with that, a special order service will also be offered to keep with clients needs and desires.

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The Maison Boucheron Exhibition will be open from 22 July to 31 July 2016 at Ngee Ann City, Level 1 atrium. Come into the world of Boucheron.

 

 

 

Guerlain Perfumer takes off in Travel Retail!

The Guerlain Parfumeur boutique at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

French Maison Guerlain has now entered travel retail, with a new pop-up boutique and opened a 30m2 (323ft2) Guerlain Parfumeur personalised pop-up store at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.  It opened on 6 December in the passenger walkway until the 1st of March 2018. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to discover their pop-up store at Terminal 2E, Gate M!

Their Guerlain Perfumer Boutiques express their 190 years of unique savoir-faire in perfumes, and offer their customers an unforgettable experience: digital fragrance consultation, 110 fragrances available from the catalogue, fragrance fountains, a fragrance cellar, flacon and ribbon personalization and bottle engraving.

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The pop-up store is based on the same model as the fragrance boutiques the brand began opening in 2016 and of which there are now five (three in Paris, one in Brussels and one in Shanghai). Guerlain’s CEO, Laurent Boillot, explains that the brand plans to open a minimum of ten new Guerlain Parfumeur boutiques per year over the next five years. “For sure airports will be part of the plan,” he says.

Stop by at this unique pop-up store and discover an interactive 3D personalization experience before your fly off to your next destination.

 

 

 

Memo, Paris

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Memo – The voyage is the destination.

Memo Paris is an independent luxury goods company specialising in fragrances, leather-goods, jewellery and creative projects.

At 24 , rue Cambon in the city’s first arrondissement, Memo Paris has found a haven of marble, embossed leather and perforated brass.

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In collaboration with India Mahdavi, the travel theme is played out in a truly Parisian location. Travel trunks sport white, abstract flowers, while the wall motifs and resin finishes echo the rich, graphic designs of the fragrances.

Like an Orient Express train gone astray in the French capital, the window display is an invitation to a moment suspended in time, happily lost in a profusion of materials and utter refinement.

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Architect and designer India Mahdavi is like her style: polyglot and polychrome. In strong resonance with the poetic world of Clara and the journeys of Memo, together they imagined a luxurious haven somewhere between a train state-room and a stopover, where one pauses for a moment to muse over the next olfactory destination: Siwa, Granada, St-Moritz? The possibilities are endless.

The choice of neutral tones provides the ideal backdrop for the materials, textures and motifs to bring the scented tales to life. Cuirs Nomades and other delectable fragrances chart the course of an elegant globetrotter who has found the perfect place to hang her hat on Rue Cambon.

 

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Each Memo fragrance is an invitation to a treasure hunt, taking your senses along scented tracks that lead to creative and modern perfumery, using the rarest essences.
Created in Paris, Memo fragrances invite you on a spiritual, intimate and intriguing journey. They share three values: an instinct for celebration, which gives them spontaneous cheerfulness, a pronounced love of travel to exotic and strange lands, like a gateway to inner adventures, and an inclination for dreams.

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Discover their beautiful fragrances in their boutique: 24 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris, France

Memo, Paris is also distributed in the world’s finest department stores and passionate independent retailers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermès opens second fragrance store in Mall of the Emirates

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Scent is an important part of life in the Middle East so it’s fitting that Hermès would open its second-ever perfume store in Dubai. Here’s what’s (quite literally) in store…

Perfume connoisseurs of the region rejoice as there’s a new store in town dedicated exclusively to scent. French Maison Hermès has just announced the opening of its brand new parfumerie in the Mall of the Emirates, after New York their second store globally to solely stock the house’s fragrance creations.

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The space was designed to evoke all senses, not just smell, with a colour palette reminiscent of the shades found in the Middle Eastern desert. Elegant and chic, the store invites visitors to explore the world of Hermès perfumes for both men and women in the most intimate of settings.

To celebrate the opening of the store, Hermès Parfums is giving its clients an exclusive preview of the five new scents in the Hermessence collection by Christine Nagel including two perfumes and three eau de toilettes housed in either fine leather or precious lizard cases. 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the new Dior Paris Tarot Pop-up Store

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Maison Dior announces the opening of a new pop-up store at 386 rue Saint Honoré, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. This new space, which employs the same architectural concept as 44 Avenue Montaigne, houses an exclusive collection inspired by the Cruise show.

Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of the women’s lines, has designed a collection that features elements from the Motherpeace tarot, created by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble in the 1970s, across a number of pieces, including biker jackets, t-shirts and the iconic Lady Dior bag in a hand-painted incarnation.

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To celebrate the opening of this new location, Maria Grazia Chiuri has also designed an exclusive series of six hand-painted leather shoppings bags.

Other Christian Dior pop up stores can be found in numerous locations including Berlin, Milan, and Miami.

 

 

 

 

Open now: Inside Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Box Cafe in New York

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The highly anticipated Blue Box Cafe has just opened its doors in Tiffany & Co.’s New York fifth Avenue flagship store and Yakymour has the first look inside….

A peek inside Tiffany & Co’s New Café, where you can yes, eat breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since announcing the launch of their new Home and Accessories collection, Again Tiffany & Co have continued to expand their luxury lifestyle offerings with ‘Breakfast at Tiffant’s’. The American fine jewellery house has just opend their first Blue Box Café, sitting pretty on the fourth floor of the Tiffany & Co Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York.

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Serving the iconic coffee and croissant – from the cinematic creation that is Breakfast at Tiffany’s featuring Audrey Hepburn – along with a separte breakfast and lunch menu, expect to dine amid the maison’s signature Tiffany Blue, a color so synonymous with the jeweler that it’s trademarked.

There are Tiffany Blue chairs, Tiffany Blue leather banquettes, Tiffany Blue plates (from their Color Block collection) Tiffany Blue trim, and walls with amazonite, ‘the nature version of Tiffany Blue’. And not forget to mention: the great view of Central Park.

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The café is open regular store hours, which means customers can stop by after browsing for engagement rings (’tis the season) or just to live out their Audrey Hepburn fantasies (don’t forget your – Givenchy – black dress). But, with reports of lines out the door, it seems there’s already much ado about Tiffany!