On Monday night, Louis Vuitton celebrated the opening of its eighth store in Paris.
The grand opening of the Place Vendôme store saw the fashion house go back to its roots – the location is just around the corner from where the very first Louis Vuitton shop at 4 Rue Neuve des Capucine was opened in 1854.
Designed by architect Peter Marino, the new store is spread over two historic Parisian townhouses, which have previously been home to courtiers, nobles, princesses and other aristocracy.
With a mix of stone and eye-catching herringbone parquet floors, 33 specially commissioned artworks by artists including Laurent Grasso, Yan Pei Ming, Stephen Sprouse, Serge Alain Nitegeka, and Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak, and monumental views, the architect has brought the centuries-old building back to its former glory.
On the ground floor, shoppers can find the brand’s leather goods, ready-to-wear lines, shoes, travel items, and accessories displayed on leather-lined shelves. The first floor houses the women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories. Travel-related items – such as Louis Vuitton’s cult city guides and luggage – share space with the Objets Nomades, a collection of designer travel and home objects on the second floor. Also on the second floor is the Appartement, where special clients are invited for exclusive viewings of Louis Vuitton collections.
Take a tour of the new Louis Vuitton’s Place Vendôme store in the gallery below.