Saturday, 22 May 2010

Louis Vuitton store opening


Besides all the other amazing things that are due to happen next week (i.e. SATC 2, final degree submission), 25th of May will be a historic day for Louis Vuitton.  On Wednesday, London will welcome over 300 VIPs including Marc Jacobs himself, for the red carpet opening of La Maison of Louis Vuitton on New Bond Street, which claims to be the most luxurious Louis Vuitton store in the world! It's called La Maison for a reason, the place is almost 2,000 square meters and allegedly cost about 10 million to design. It's a concept store, meaning that it caters for a very specific clientele and combines retail, art, culture and luxury. To this day LV had a Maison in New York, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Paris I've been to the store in Champs Elysees and rumours have it that the London store will be just as amazing! It's designed by the same architect, Peter Marino and will have impressive feautures such as a wall made out of LV trunks and glass and LED stairs, a gallery and a bar. It will have a whole floor dedicated to men's accessories, a library with art books, oringinal artwork by Takashi Murakami as well as an invitation-only area for special clients as well as the usual suspects like bags and travel accessories.  I wish they had opened this store a month earlier becuase I'm designing something very similar and could have gotten some inspiration from it.The even will be hosted by Alexa Chung and will be broadcast live at 6.30 pm English time which you can watch on Facebook or your Iphone.  The store will be open to the public on the 28th of May and I can't wait to visit it!


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