Louis Vuitton announced the opening of its latest store in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3, in the Philippines.
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The 665 square meters space is Louis Vuitton’s biggest store in the Philippines. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel and infused with local elements, the store has special features that are unique to a traditional Filipino home. Louis Vuitton collaborated with Filipino designers and sisters Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez and Jessica Kienle Maxwell of the high-end furniture brand Philux for the store’s interiors.
The country’s rich tradition of weaving is a big inspiration, elaborated through wall accents and artworks. The ceiling panels are made of raffia and saguran (textile made from the fiber of local leaves), with the women’s leather goods area showcasing bamboo teardrop lamps made by Filipino craftsmen. The private lounge’s sliding doors mimic capiz windows while rugs bear designs that echo complex tribal tattoo patterns.
The refurbished concept store boasts a complete and extensive selection for women, from the latest ready-to-wear to leather goods. The expanded space also has the Capucines Wall, one of the first in South Asia, to display the latest pieces of the iconic bag.
Also, the new concept store brings in for the first time a complete men’s selection, the latest from Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Men’s Collections.
Unique hardsided pieces such as the Louis Vuitton Sneaker Trunk and The Malle Maison Vivienne are displayed at the travel area for a limited period.
Selected pieces from the Objets Nomades, a collection of travel-inspired furniture made in collaboration with international renowned designers, will also be available for the first time in the Philippines. This includes the Cocoon by Fernando and Humberto Campana, and the Spiral Lamps by Atelier Oi which pays homage to Louis Vuitton’s special orders of the past.
For a peaceful respite, a luxurious and spacious private lounge is designed to host appointments for a highly personalised and exclusive shopping experience. This private lounge has its own dressing area.