Revered Italian luxury brand Gucci will open a new Australia store at the newly renovated Sydney Airport. The Florentine label is confirmed for the airport’s redesigned T1 International fashion precinct in early 2017 in an Australian airport first, according to a press release.
The 147 square-metre store will pay homage to Gucci’s new look – lead by recently appointed creative director, Alessandro Michele. Interior features will include rosewood, marble and polished metals, while the exterior will boast a double-height eight-metre façade.
The store will house Gucci’s iconic handbag range, leather goods and travel accessories, women’s and men’s fashion, timepieces and fine jewellery.
The arrival of Gucci forms part of Sydney Airport’s wider improvements program to create a world-class airport experience, said Sydney Airport General Manager Retail, Glyn Williams.
“Gucci is one of the world’s most respected luxury brands and we are thrilled to announce it will call Sydney Airport home next year,” said Williams.
“Sydney Airport will soon boast the largest concentration of luxury retailers of any airport in Australia and we are very excited to offer our international passengers a truly exceptional shopping experience.”
Gucci will join thirteen other new brands at the retail terminal, including Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade New York, Burberry, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Tumi, Emporio Armani and Hugo Boss.
The new Gucci store will be located at Sydney Airport’s T1 International terminal, located after customs.