French luxury label Chanel has opened a pop-up store in Kuala Lumpur this month, as its KL flagship location undergoes renovations for relaunch in late 2018.
Located in Suria KLCC, the 400 square-metre temporary store stocks Chanel’s range of product, including its spring/summer 2018 collection featuring opulent fashion, accessories and shoes.
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The pop-up is also home to the recently launched Métiers d’art Paris-Hamburg 2017/18 collection that showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of the fashion house’s Maisons d’art.
The store has been designed in the je ne sais quoi elegance known to the Parisian house, found in the minimalist colour palette of beige, cream and tan, spotted with more graphic décor like dark gold fixtures and concrete modules.
Key retail fixtures include a vast handbag wall, with the grid-ish shelves girded by neon tubes of light, and licked by champagne gold trim. A modular outlay showcases the latest shoes and then, in a separate area, there’s a place for customers to find the costume jewellery.
Finally, concrete displays hoist Chanel’s ready-to-wear, including textural tailoring and more flowing pieces.
A VIP dressing room and bespoke furniture are designed to make the customers shop in comfort and at their leisure.
In April this year, Chanel successfully bowed an arcade-inspired beauty pop-up store in Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed “Coco Game Center”, the event encouraged shoppers to experiment with endless makeup and beauty products. Now closed, it ran from 8 April to 13 May.
More recently, Chanel released full year earnings for the first time. The label posted revenues of $9.62 billion for 2017, an 11 percent rise from a year earlier at constant currencies, helped like its peers by a strong performance in Asia Pacific especially, where sales grew 16.5 percent.
Profit rose 18.5 percent from a year earlier to $1.79 billion.