French Maison Guerlain’s Boutiques bloom into spring in honor of Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet with an enchantingly feminine landscape, created by Brazilian artist Janaïna Milheiro. Each feather is hand-dyed at Janaïna’s Parisian atelier before being arranged in the style of a floral bouquet, in an exquisite tribute to the Guerlain Perfumer’s latest creation. A poetic sculpture as light as a feather, echoing the sparkling fragrance’s delicate floral accords.
Guerlain Mon Guerlain and Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet are available at Guerlain Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.
French Maison Louis Vuitton opens the second Le Café V in the Ginza Namiki store, following the debut of its first opening at the Maison Osaka Midosuji.
Focusing on a finessed service within a sophisticated setting, celebrated chef Yosuke Suga invites clients with his innovative sweet and savory creations, favoring ingredients sourced from across Japan. Located on the 7th and top floor of the Ginza Namiki store, Le Café V offers an artistic, yet warm atmosphere, layered with design elements that blend traditional and contemporary organic inspirations. Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades from the Campana Brothers, Marcel Wanders and Barber & Osgerby highlight the immersive experience.
Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s first in-house chocolates will also be making their debut at the store at the end of April.
Louis Vuitton Ginza Namikidori Store 7-6-1 Ginza, Chou-ku, Tokyo, Japan Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
French Maison Louis Vuitton announces the reopening of a newly designed store spanning seven floors in Tokyo’s Ginza district. Clients can shop the full men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and leather collections, jewelry, watches, Objets Nomades and City Guides as well as enjoy the new Le Café V by celebrated chef Yosuke Suga.
Louis Vuitton’s first in-house chocolates will also be making their debut at the store at the end of April
Since 1981, Louis Vuitton has occupied the same corner in Ginza. Aoki and Marina have transformed the location into a highly modern appearance that interprets the reflections of water as a material phenomenon. Those passing by are reminded of the smooth, undulating surface of water through the shimmering angles of the glass building.
Presenting an ambitious transformation of an existing location, the new store is reimagined as an aesthetic dialogue between virtuoso architects, Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, inspiring wonder both outside and within. Jun Aoki’s highly modern exterior interprets the reflections of water as a material phenomenon.
The façade’s outer panes curve and ripple, creating a three-dimensional effect that is enhanced by a dichroic film that produces endless color variations. Inside, Peter Marino’s design emphasizes the building’s organic aesthetic with a central staircase of sculptured oak bordered by glass. Shifting through different expressive tonalities, color acts an uplifting and inspiring theme that takes many forms.
From the acidic hues of Pierre Paulin and Stefan Leo furniture to a four-story feature wall showcasing a reinterpretation of Kimiko Fujimura’s painting, Wave Blue Line, color infuses the store with vibrancy. The store will present the full women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and leather collections, accessories, jewelry, watches, fragrances, iconic travel sets, Objets Nomades and Louis Vuitton City Guides.
In addition, the store will showcase exclusive pieces, including the Men’s LV Ollie sneaker embellished with pearls and the Boîte Pharmacie Monogram trunk designed in collaboration with kabuki actor, Ebizo. The store experience culminates on the top level in Le Café V, where celebrated chef Yosuke Suga collaborates for the second time with the Maison. Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s first in-house chocolates will also be making their debut at the store at the end of April.
Louis Vuitton Ginza Namikidori Store 7-6-1 Ginza, Chou-ku, Tokyo, Japan Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Since its creation in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet’s history merges with the history of France, quickly becoming the official jeweler of Empress Josephine. The House’s Fine Jewelry know-how has been passed down for nearly 240 years from one generation to the next. Created in the heart of Place Vendôme, the jewellery and watchmaking creations, for women and men, reflect these exceptional know-how and bear witness to Parisian taste.
To celebrate Lunar New Year on February 12th, the French Maison has created colourful and elegant boutique windows. The refined decor pays tribute to this year’s Chinese zodiac sign by reinterpreting the Ox ideogram in the way of calligraphy. The windows can be admired in their Chaumet boutiques across Asia until the end of February.
Discover Chaumet’s iconic Joséphine, Liens, Jardins and Dandy collections – and much more – in their boutiques or order from their Distance Sales Service to receive your Chaumet piece at home.
Especially for our readers from Hong Kong: French Maison Louis Vuitton announces the opening of online shopping for clients located in Hong Kong. Shop from a selection of Louis Vuitton collections, including ready-to-wear for men and women, small leather goods and more. Clients can also enjoy hot-stamping, engraving services and complimentary same day shipping or Click and Collect at select stores.
A legacy of Christian Dior’s passion for 18th century refinement, Toile de Jouy is a major theme in the Maison’s universe. This cotton fabric with rural motifs has remained a key design code, inspiring a number of designers up until now, with Maria Grazia Chiuri successfully giving it a modern take in her collections. The Dior Toile de Jouy has come a long way.
Following the updated version of its Forever Diormania Couture Cuhion, the French Maison has now introduced a limited collection of its fragrances. Some of the most popular scents are dressed in the Maison’s iconic ‘Toile de Jouy’ packaging – the perfect addition to your 2021 perfume lineup.
Now Christian Dior boutiques around the world are wearing the iconic Toile de Jouy print. With this new limited edition, Maison Christian Dior celebrates both a design dear to their Maison’s history and its audacious modernity. A playful, colorful tribute to an absolutely timeless Dior classic that never ceases to amaze.
Bloom a wish with Guerlain’s unique savoir-faire this Christmas. Give the gift of savoir-faire this winter with a visit to the Guerlain boutique at 68 Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris.
From luxurious gift sets and iconic Guerlain creations to custom-made Bee Bottles, complete with personalised message.
Guided by the Golden Bee, symbol of the Maison, French Maison Guerlain invites you on a magical journey across Paris this winter. Sumptuously decorated for the holidays, Guerlain’s iconic flagship store is home to exclusive limited-edition gift sets, a personalised engraving service and unique fragrance atelier, helping visitors craft their unique creation with one of French Maison’s iconic fragrances. A luxurious homage to the festive season.
Uncover a selection of festive treasures online and in their Parisian boutiques, come into the beautiful and magical world of Guerlain.
On November 19, 2020, Italian jeweler and watchmaker Bvlgari held the grand opening of the Bvlgari China Flagship Store at Plaza 66 in Shanghai.
In a glittering affair, Kolia Neveux, President of Bvlgari Greater China was accompanied by Commercial Vice President of Bvlgari China, Yang Yi and General Manager of Plaza 66, Janice Cheung alongside Bvlgari Brand Ambassadors, actress Shu Qi and actor Deng Lun for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The embrace of Italian Dolce Vita was an experience shared with distinguished guests and close media friends.
The magnificent architectural concept developed by the acclaimed architect Peter Marino, has been inspirared by the epic golden years of the 1930’s and Bvlgari pieces designed during the Art Déco period, highlighting once again the incredibly rich heritage and unique craftsmanship of the brand.
The Bvlgari store embodies pure Roman style through its visage. Offering a timeless yet contemporary vision of Rome, it will endure in the warmth of the Eternal City, a perfectly polished jewel in Shanghai’s crown.
A visit to the store is like taking a stroll in the center of Rome. Bvlgari is Rome: sunlight, marbles and ancient buildings. These features are incorporated into the design of the new flagship store, adding a distinct Italian touch to its beauty.
Actress Shu Qi wore a precious necklace and ring from the Bvlgari High Jewellery Collection and earrings from the Diva’s Dream Collection. She also sported the Serpenti High Jewellery watch, carrying the pieces with divine grace.
Actor Deng Lun was no less refined. He wore a necklace, brooch, and ring from the Bvlgari High Jewellery Collection, paired with the Octo Roma Tourbillon Sapphire Malachite timepiece, radiating the charm of a gentleman.
At Bvlgari Flagship Store at Plaza 66 in Shanghai you find jewels and watch collections with iconic names like Parentesi, B.zero!, Bvlgari-Bvlgari, Octo Roma, Tubogas, Serpenti, and Diva’s Dream (to name just a few). Made of gold or platin, and often set with the most beautiful and precious stones. In the new flagship store you also find the beautiful accessoiries, like scarfs, and leather goods.
Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Bvlgari.
On the 9th of October, Hermès is delighted to open the doors of its new address in Stockholm sits on the ground floor of Nordiska Kompaniet, the heritage-listed Art Nouveau department store.
The design draws on Stockholm’s historic cityscape and oneness with nature. In a nod to Scandinavian design, central structural columns have been plastered and reimagined as modernist, sculptural forms. Feature walls, clad in undulating cherrywood panelling, add warmth and texture to the room.
The result displays a marked appreciation of organic form, abundant light and a sense of spaciousness that provides a convivial backdrop and ideal scene in which to peruse the sixteen métiers of the Maison.
The same week that Chanel unveiled its new Spring/Summer 2021 collection at the Grand Palais in Paris, the French Maison has announced that it purchased its Bond Street store for £310 million, in a show of confidence to retail in London.
Chanel’s little black dresses, softly tailored tweed jackets and two-tone shoes have been a fixture at 159 Bond Street since 2013. In a boom for British retail, the Parisian fashion house has agreed to pay £310 million to buy the boutique outright, which is £70 million more than the original £240 million asking price.
Chanel reportedly fought off competition for the prime location from the Abu Dhabi royal family, as well as private investors in Hong Kong, Europe and America. Spanning 12,600 sq ft, the flagship boutique is one of the largest Chanel shops in the world and houses the French Maison’s complete offering of ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, fine jewellery and beauty, with sumptuous VIP changing rooms and an art-filled lounge.
The Chanel Boutique at Bond Street is one of Chanel’s largest spaces worldwide, the store covers three floors and sells fashion, beauty and accessories.
Designed by Peter Marino, the boutique’s showpiece is a supersized, sculptural string of pearls that hangs down the middle of the stairwell, made from hand-blown Murano glass by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.
The French Maison has further outposts on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge and Walton Street in Brompton Cross, as well as a jewellery boutique on New Bond Street.
The acquisition highlights Chanel’s commitment to British retail despite the high street reporting a fall in sales and shoppers following lockdown measures. While the premium brand accessed the Bank of England’s emergency coronavirus lending scheme at the start of the pandemic, borrowing some £600 million, the company has said this has since been paid back in full.
While it is an undeniably difficult time for British retail, the luxury sector has continued to perform well: there have been consistent queues outside Bond Street’s most popular boutiques since they reopened in July, as well as steady footfall in Knightsbridge and Chelsea. During September, The Deck opened as the first all-female tailor on Savile Row, and Thom Sweeney unveiled a multistorey townhouse on Old Burlington Street. Off-White also recently debuted its first standalone London store on Sloane Street.
Chanel is currently controlled by Alain Wertheimer, 72, and his brother Gérard Wertheimer, 69. In 2018, the French fashion house elected London as the base for its global headquarters, transferring staff from New York and its native Paris. In 2019, Chanel increased profits by 16.6 per cent, totalling $3.5 billion, and announced in June that it still expects to turn a profit in 2020.
Chanel devotees can rest assured that the Parisian mega-brand isn’t budging from Bond Street. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.