German footwear brand Birkenstock has transformed a former Parisian apartment into a new showroom. The domestic environment maintains many of its residential features including an office, living room and fireplace. Updated by London-based design firm Vinson & Co, the space showcases both modern and vintage furniture crafted with organic materials. The soothing atmosphere is wrapped in a palette of creams and browns to further evoke its inviting qualities. READ MORE
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L’Elite Group is thrilled to have participated in the construction of the new Moncler boutique in Lucerne. The store covers approximately 225 square meters on two floors and is located in St. Grendelstrasse, a charming street and a reference point for luxury shopping in the city. The store is reminiscent of an elegant and noble hut, embellished with a special combination of materials, such as the gray Carnic marble or the white “Calacatta”, which combines with metals and burnished brass to recreate a suggestive winter atmosphere.
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Delvaux, the world’s oldest fine-leather luxury goods house, has opened a Rome flagship in a historic building in the exclusive Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina.
The concept, created by long-time collaborator Vudafieri-Saverino Partners with Delvaux chairman and CEO Jean-Marc Loubier, celebrates “Belgitude” and the leit motif is a Domus Romana, the typical house inhabited by the upper classes in ancient Rome. The boutique mirrors the layout of traditional Roman homes, from the atrium (entrance), tablinum (living room) and peristilum (private, inner courtyard) to the triclinum (formal dining).
The Travertino Navona marble floor—in a lozenge pattern with brass inserts—leads to the peristilum at the rear, featuring the building’s original white cross vaults, with columns decorated in a special wallpaper designed by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, in which the ruins of the Neoclassic artist Piranesi are reinterpreted as colourful pop-art works.
Gucci has opened its first boutique dedicated to fine and high jewelry designed by Alessandro Michele at 16 Place Vendôme in Paris.
Renowned for his passion for jewelry and poetic vision, Michele has personally sourced unique stones and designed the first-ever High Jewelry Collection for Gucci, Hortus Deliciarum
The inauguration also marks the launch of Gucci’s fine jewelry line, with a first collection designed by Alessandro Michele, creative director of the Kering group’s leading label. The new line is available at the place Vendôme boutique alongside Gucci’s gold jewelry.
Milanese luxury brand Versace has announced the debut of its first boutique in Florence, which is also the brand’s first retail store in Italy modeled from a blueprint by architect Gwenael Nicolas. The one-floor, 3,538-sq.-ft. store is crafted with a modern design that contrasts the surrounding palazzo in central Via Tornabuoni 17.
L’ELITE GROUP is the millwork company who has worked with the brand on this project.
Larger than ever before and refurbished to echo the brand’s ‘Journey to Sustainable Luxury’, the Bond Street store is now one of the key European flagships for Chopard which has some 160 boutiques around the globe.
With the boutique resembling a comfortable, elegant family home in the heart of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Chopard once again asserts its position as an ethical and contemporary jewelry house.
Victoria’s Secret has landed in Paris.
The new store is located in Parisian shopping center Forum des Halles and takes up a 500-square-meter retail space, according to French publication CNews. Like existing Victoria’s Secret locations, the store carries the brand’s Pink, Sexy Illusions and Body by Victoria lines.
While this is the first standalone Victoria’s Secret location in the French capital, there were already two stores in French airports. The brand currently operates 1,600 stores globally, with locations in countries including the U.S., Canada, England and Rome.
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Spanish footwear brand Manolo Blahnik has introduced a new boutique space within the Selfridges shoe galleries in London. Locally based architect Nick Leith-Smith of Forward Associates crafted the 560-sq.-ft. Manolo Blahnik Salon akin to a minimalist living room space that conveys tranquility. The salon is populated by bespoke furniture composed of paneled timber, veneer, antique bronze, fine leather and cottons. A custom chandelier of opal glass and bronze further elevates the space with its illumination of the warm setting.
Amazon has opened a first pop-up store in the United Kingdom and intends to open a small dozen more. Their aim will be to help small online companies grow and to function as pick-up location.
The initiative is part of a year-long testing programme in collaboration with Enterprise Nation, an organization that supports small companies. The idea is to grant a hundred small companies the chance to display their products to a large audience. The first ‘Clicks and Mortar’ shop opened last Monday in the center of Manchester and features scooters by Swifty Scooters and – of course – an Amazon parcel pick-up.