Valentino makes a grand statement in New York with the opening of its new flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The colossal 20,000 square feet boutique houses a wide range of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collection and accessories.
Exclusive to this latest store in the Big Apple is the brand’s largest selection of Valentino Garavani accessories that includes the new Camubutterfly pieces and Zodiac finger clutches. The Italian fashion house is keen to offer a one-of-a-kind Valentino experience, while catering to an elite clientele in a single bespoke location.
The former Takashimaya Department Store has been given a whole new look, combining old and new, in order to generate a Palazzo atmosphere, promoting a new architectural format. Located at 693 Fifth Avenue, Valentino’s new three storey flagship store has been designed by architect David Chipperfield with Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Shoppers can step inside the atrium which features a high-rising ceiling at 8 meters. The ground floor atrium is reserved for accessories like bags, belts, shoes as well as eyewear that are put up on an outstanding display wall featuring 39 shelves. The concrete sculptural stairs lead to 4,648 square feet of paradise for women. This level is designed to woo divas with a wide range of ready-to-wear collection in well-designed rooms. The third and the topmost level invites men to 4,637 square feet of exclusive collection of menswear line. Reported to be Valentino’s largest store it is also supposed to be the first outpost to have a whole floor reserved exclusively for menswear collection.
Each level is highlighted with distinctive architectural elements like terrazzo walls and palladiana flooring, featuring a varied range of colors and textures. Also the building stands out for its eight-story facade that is decked with vertical brass bars over black steel and aluminium. The facade also highlights the brass Valentino logo integrated into it.
Valentino is here to stay!
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