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CHANEL OPENS NEW FASHION BOUTIQUE IN ABU DHABI

CHANEL opens the doors to a new Fashion boutique in Abu Dhabi. Located in the city’s The Galleria Al Maryah island, the boutique’s retail space extends over 350m2 and showcases the latest CHANEL creations, Ready-to-Wear, bags, shoes and accessories, a selection of Watches and Fine Jewelry creations as well as the world of Fragrance and Beauty.
Designed by world renowned architect Peter Marino, known for his modern re-interpretation of the CHANEL aesthetic codes; this new single-story boutique is decorated in the iconic black & white CHANEL colours with pops of pink, blue and gold, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
A contemporary architectural structure, the boutique’s interior mall façade, decorated with pleated stone screens, brings attention to the latest CHANEL collections, showcased in three luminous display windows. Upon entering the boutique, visitors are greeted by a spacious salon featuring an extensive display showcasing a selection of iconic and novelty handbags. This new Fashion boutique also exclusively includes an area dedicated to showcase a wider range of Watches and Fine Jewelry creations such as Coco Crush, Camélia and 1932 Collections; as well as Code Coco and J12 Watches.
Further along, a salon showcasing the latest accessories, costume jewelry and small leather goods, leads the way into a playful shoe salon adorned with a Goossens chandelier and decorative waterlily mirror. To the right, an intimate salon devoted entirely to Ready-to-Wear is found, where clients can peruse through the latest collections in an environment of bespoke artwork and furnishings. Two fitting rooms been designed with the same spirit, embellished with a selection of specially curated Shelter Serra art pieces, highlighting the House’s longstanding relationship and support of the arts.
For the first time in the Middle East, clients can cross directly from the accessories salon into the adjacent CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty boutique, the city’s first standalone boutique, offering a unique immersive experience into the three creative worlds of the House.
Located on Al Maryah island in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the new CHANEL boutique promises to offer visitors an unforgettable shopping experience.

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Esposa – Enchanted Garden / Butterflies for Hope

Esposa and Abaad decided to collaborate to bring to life a project, that supports women and saying no to sexual assaults.

But most importantly that give the women that Abaad serve a space to express their needs and thoughts and to share their experience. 

One day we went to meet these women. Each woman told her story and created her own butterfly.

These butterflies were digitally duplicated to create 12,000 copies to fill the boutique in Beirut to support the survivors of sexual assaults.  

Her strength is our Power!

 

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BOTTEGA VENETA OPENS ITS FIRST FLAGSHIP STORE IN KUWAIT

Bottega Veneta is pleased to announce the opening of its first flagship store in Kuwait at The Avenues Mall. Measuring 415 square meters, the boutique is accessible from three entrances and showcases an extensive range of Bottega Veneta pieces for both men and women, including ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods, shoes, jewellery, fragrances, eyewear and accessories.

 

With a façade made from silkscreen glass panels recalling the House’s emblematic Intrecciato motif, the interior is designed around the theme of lightness with the Marmorino walls and floors of natural oak wood and ivory limestone. The environment is highlighted by sleek lighting coves that run along the ceiling perimeters, bathing the walls with light to enhance the artisanal variations of textures and materials. Every element of the boutique’s interior, from the new display tables made from pale natural-hued oak wood, silver Travertino and glass, to the handcrafted vitrines and door handles sheathed in leather, is custom-made. Furniture from the Bottega Veneta Home collection is featured throughout the store, with pieces from the modernist Tassello and Rudy families made in vibrant colours.

 

Bottega Veneta first established its presence in Kuwait in 2010 with the opening of its primary boutique in the 360 Mall and owns four points of sale in the market today.

 

 

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CHANEL RE-OPENS RENOVATED DUBAI MALL BOUTIQUE

CHANEL re-opens the doors to its largest boutique in the United Arab Emirates, located in Dubai Mall. The renovated boutique, which first opened its doors in 2009, has now significantly extended to over 715 square-meters with a ground floor dedicated to showcasing the latest CHANEL creations, Ready-to-Wear, bags, shoes and accessories, fragrances, as well as a selection of Fine Jewelry and Watches.

The two-story boutique was designed by New York based architect Peter Marino, renowned for his ability to seamlessly translate and reinterpret the aesthetic codes of the House.

The boutique leads with an architectural highlight; an interior mall façade featuring folded stone screens, visually graphic in its design and beautiful display windows introducing the latest collections. Two main entrances open onto the spacious ground floor, here, clients are immersed into the accessories world with a handbag display to the left, showcasing a selection of the latest novelties and iconic bags. To the right, a modulable wall is found, that will be continuously transformed to feature the newest creations allowing clients a new experience with each visit.

A costume jewellery area is accompanied by a display dedicated to Les Exclusifs de CHANEL fragrances, each inimitable scent inspired by the history of the House. Further along, next to an expansive shoe area, a mixed-accessories room showcases the latest in small leather goods and eyewear as well as a selection of CHANEL Watches & Fine Jewelry masterpieces, including the emblematic Camélia and Coco Crush collections.

 

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MULBERRY OPENS A NEW STORE AT THE DUBAI MALL

The store’s official opening saw Dubai’s top tier media and influencers explore the new store concept and featured a preview of AW19’s Keeley bag.  Embodying a rebellious femininity, the Keeley ref lects the duality of the modern woman and caters for her lifestyle, effortlessly adapting to day or night. The bag also introduces the Keystone Lock,   a new signature closure with a minimal stud shape.

 “I am pleased that we  have  opened  this important store  in Dubai with our longstanding partner in  the  Middle East, the Chalhoub Group.

The store features the new concept and will enable us to further advance our international, omni-channel and direct to customer strategy to grow Mulberry as a global luxury brand.”

– Thierry Andretta, CEO.

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A NEW HOME FOR LOEWE IN THE HEART OF LONDON’S MAYFAIR

In choosing the location for CASA LOEWE, the fashion house’s flagship store in London, LOEWE opted for a heritage property on one of the city’s most iconic streets in Mayfair. Set inside a Grade II listed building at 41-42 New Bond Street, CASA LOEWE will open on 25 April after a year of extensive renovation.
Under Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE has seen exponential growth in the UK. After six years on Mount Street, the brand is moving to larger premises to cater to an ever-growing client base, larger collections and provide a home for LOEWE’s ambitious art programme. The new London store is the latest edition in a series of global hubs designed to showcase the brand in a carefully curated environment.

CASA LOEWE forms the foundation for all LOEWE stores. A place of luxury, intimacy and culture, CASA LOEWE is designed to evoke the home of a collector, where LOEWE Ready-to-Wear, Bags and Accessories are interspersed with pieces of art, craft and design from LOEWE’s growing art collection. Since Fall/Winter 2016, LOEWE’s seasonal presentations have been framed around the imagined changes in the collector’s tastes and interests, and in turn, providing a starting point for the collections themselves.
Central to the CASA LOEWE concept is the presentation of works from the LOEWE Collection —a growing anthology of art, craft and design accumulated on principles of excellence, innovation and craftsmanship. From painting and sculpture to furniture and crafted objects, the collection establishes a fluid relationship between pieces that one might find in the domestic sphere— a space where fashion, art and design co-exist naturally.

Over time, some pieces rotate, creating an ever-shifting series of installations, which will reflect their immediate geographical context by displaying works from that part of the world. The CASA LOEWE concept also ties naturally to the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize —a celebration of contemporary craft— and to the Chance Encounters series of exhibitions in Miami’s LOEWE store.
The London store will feature work by 14 artists, including three oak sculptures by Ernst Gamperl (winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize in 2017) alongside 15 photographs by Alair Gomes, the ‘Vulcano Table’ by Anthea Hamilton, a long- standing LOEWE collaborator, William Turnbull’s 1956 sculpture ‘Idol 4’ and Grayson Perry’s ‘Mum and Dad’. More works by Nicholas Byrne, Giorgio Griffa, Caragh Thuring, Magali Reus, Sara Flynn, Daniel Sinsel and David Wojnarowicz will also be showcased in store. Each piece is carefully placed to add a sense of discovery as people move through the space.
Contemporary furniture inhabits each floor, with Lambert chairs from French designers Berger & Berger, handwoven rugs by Jason Collingwood, benches and vessels commissioned from Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley, an easel lamp by Angelo Lelli and a table from curator and designer Axel Vervoordt.

Designed by Anderson, CASA LOEWE London follows the recent renovation of CASA LOEWE Madrid. A central curved staircase, that takes its cue from the Georgian period, has been hand built in Campaspero stone from Spain’s Valladolid region and adds a sweeping sculptural statement to the store. By employing sophisticated engineering and tensile steel, the steps appear to float in space and the classically inspired curves sit in contrast to the graphic lines elsewhere in the store.
An open area in the entrance will serve as a pop-up space where LOEWE can exhibit capsule collections and art projects. A cylindrical, panoramic lift with brass detailing, similar to that in Madrid, takes customers from floor to floor.
Natural materials —cast concrete walls, wood panelling, poured concrete floors and curtains made from linen— serve as a backdrop to the store’s activities. Integral to the CASA LOEWE concept, the deliberately domestic nature of the interior creates a sympathetic context for the diverse art collection that ranges from historical to contemporary and across visual art, craft and design.
The new LOEWE store in London has been designed and built using sustainability strategies aimed at reducing its environmental impact now and into the future.

 

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Berluti Opens Monte Carlo Boutique

Berluti, the Parisian ready-to-wear house and shoemaker, founded in 1895, has opened a new flagship in the heart of Monte Carlo next to the iconic Hôtel de Paris and the Place du Casino. This is the very first Berluti store to open in Monaco, and the second store on the Riviera. An international business, leisure and culture hub, Monte Carlo has been a global luxury capital for over a century and Berluti is proud to play a part in the city’s vibrant landscape.

 Situated within the contemporary buildings of Hotel de Paris designed by Richard Martinet, this new 85m2 space fuses Berluti’s DNA – exquisite craftsmanship and an understated sense of chic – with the uncompromising modernity of the French architect’s work and the luminosity of the Riviera.

 Entering the Monte Carlo store, one enters the world of Berluti. It is a world of quiet luxury and timeless masculine charm embodied through a luminous, welcoming and intimate interior design. A matte effect brings a thoroughly modern twist to a traditional herringbone-pattern wooden floor. Texture play is present everywhere, from the beige walls with a natural stone finish to the lacquered shelves and frames, the soft carpets, the glass tables and the leather-bound cabinets.

The ground floor features an ample selection of shoes, leather goods and accessories. Its focal point is a dramatic wall lined with bottles representing the secret tinctures used for more than a century to create Berluti’s iconic leather patina, complete with a marble and leather bar counter and three leather bar stools. Two classic club armchairs sitting on the footwear corner provide the ideal spot for trying on shoes.

The first floor holds a private salon complete with especially picked pieces of designer furniture, including a Christophe Delcourt Hug sofa, armchairs by Marcel Wanders and a Gallotti & Radice floor lamp, and enjoys a splendid view of Monaco through its pristine glass façade.

 

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adidas brings much-loved stadium-inspired concept store to Dubai Festival City Mall

German sports giant adidas recently announced the opening of its third stadium-inspired concept store in the UAE. Located in Dubai Festival City Mall, one of the most popular destinations for dining, lifestyle and entertainment in the UAE, the new performance wear store will offer visitors a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

A global concept, the 3,154 sq. ft store is inspired by world-class stadiums and offers interactive zones for customers, highlighting several product benefits. Featuring locker-style changing rooms, benches and eye-catching digital screen windows, the shop provides customers with a truly immersive experience.

“We are pleased to launch our brand-new store here in Dubai Festival City Mall, offering shoppers the best possible experience when they walk through our doors,” said Pedro Casado, Director of Retail adidas GCC. “We aim to inspire, innovate and motivate with this exciting new concept and cannot wait to welcome everyone.”

Showcasing popular collections from Performance and Originals to its Young Athlete range, adidas will also present its revolutionary Ultraboost 19; the most innovative Ultraboost ever. Showcasing the future of running, this impressive model gives runners maximum energy return for a highly responsive experience. Reconstructed from 17 pieces to just four cutting-edge components, adidas has reinvented its most iconic running shoe for sports enthusiasts and fitness-conscious consumers alike.

“Dubai Festival City Mall is a one-stop-shop for all visitors and as part of our commitment to offering exceptional retail experiences to our shoppers, we are delighted to welcome the new state-of-the-art adidas store,” said Steven Cleaver, Director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Malls. “We believe that the new adidas store will not only offer our customers a unique experience but also support our vision of creating a true retailtainment destination.”

The new adidas store is located at Fashion Walk on the ground floor of Dubai Festival City Mall and joins other athleisure wear brands in the leading shopping complex, including Under Armour, NIKE and Sketchers.

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SUITSUPPLY OPENS SECOND DUBAI STORE AT GATE AVENUE IN THE DIFC

Suitsupply, the globe-spanning European brand renowned for its focus on expertly crafted men’s tailoring, is back in Dubai with a new home at Gate Avenue in the Dubai International Financial District. Opened on March 17th, Suitsupply at Gate Avenue is a 137-m2 shop in the heart of Dubai’s City Walk area—providing a sophisticated retail shopping experience in a beautiful walkable surrounding.

Famed the world over for its architectural, culture and fashion scenes, Dubai and its style-conscious Gate Avenue in the DIFC is the ideal location for the European brand’s second shop in the UAE. Bursting with the vibrant atmosphere that has become an easily recognized brand staple, the store features muted wooden floors and playful furnishings that beautifully reflect the area’s perfect blend of excitement and refinement.

The new location offers full collections of suits, jackets, shoes, outerwear, accessories and attire in a range of styles and sizes—all topped off with an in-store tailor for on-demand alterations; allowing everyone to leave with the perfect fit. In an industry where fast fashion dominates, and craftsmanship is disappearing, Suitsupply introduces a better option: one where no attention to detail or quality is ever spared.

They have received widespread accolade from the likes of GQ, Esquire, and perhaps most notably, a Wall Street Journal blind test that ranked a $600 Suitsupply suit in a first-place tie with a $3,600 Armani. Founded in Europe in 2000, Suitsupply has since grown to over 100 international stores in cities such as Milan, London, Zurich, Amsterdam, New York, Toronto, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong and, in addition to their expanding brick-and-mortar locations, maintains a strong online presence, allowing them to bring their style and top-tier service to all corners of the planet.

 

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ARUNA SETH OPENS FIRST SHOWROOM IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON

Aruna Seth has recently opened her very first showroom in London on the prestigious Sloane Street in Belgravia.

Designed by Angela Mao, the showroom includes a very distinctive design in which combines a fascinating antique look to contemporary luxury with bespoke Blush Rosé furniture exclusively designed for the showroom.

The showroom features the entire range of the brand – The Aruna Seth classics, bridal, evening, daywear and sneaker styles. The showroom also features the exclusive Aruna Seth Swarovski styles and the Aruna Seth mini.

 The Aruna Seth showroom welcomes private clients through its VIP private appointment service and has the collection available for direct purchase.