Christian Louboutin has been selling 25 pairs, costing hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, in his first-ever men’s store in Paris that opened in August. Apparently, the more lavish models are most popular, with Louboutin saying that his male customers “come in and they say, ‘What do you have with studs?’” And that his studded high-top sneakers ($993) and a more elaborate version with crystals ($2,278) belong to his bestsellers.
Quintessentially British men’s outfitter, Hackett London, continues with its European expansion by opening a flagship store in Milan. Located on Via Manzoni in the heart of Milan’s fashion district, this is the first Hackett London store in Italy after a number of years trading exclusively through many of Italy’s top wholesale accounts. The opening of this retail space is in line with Hackett’s approach of opening flagship stores in key cities throughout the world.
An essential round-up of the latest boutique openings by luxury brands, including Porsche Design, Lanvin and Bottega Veneta, in Abu Dhabi, Paris and Sydney.
Openings of retail locations from Vietnam to Abu Dhabi to Korea and back to Dubai, as rollouts continued in Paris, New York, Milan and Hong Kong.
Pioneer of luxury mobile phones Vertu has opened its new store in IFC, Hong Kong. The new design draws inspiration from the product range, as well as the interior design first revealed at Baselworld 2011.
Considering the passion that the “rich” in the Middle East devote to luxury cars, it should come as no surprise that Rolls Royce decided to open its largest showroom in Abu Dhabi. The 9,688 square-feet facility is located in the Umm Al Nar area of the city, and can display up to five individual units. The new showroom from Rolls Royce comes complete with a coffee lounge and a customer configuration lounge that allows prospective customers to configure the vehicles to their taste based on several color and trim options.
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