Alexander Wang Celebrates Tokyo Opening
Alexander Wang celebrated the opening of Balenciaga‘s first Japanese flagship store in the chic Aoyama area of Tokyo. Adjacent stores include Alexander McQueen, Prada, Comme des Garçons, Moncler and Marc Jacobs, as well as Alexander Wang’s own label. The boutique is designed by architect Joseph Dirand and features dark green marble and patterned stone floors. “I love the Aoyama neighborhood- my store is also around the corner. I think the contrast of it is very localized but also at the same time there’s a very charming, kind of neighborhood quality to the area as well. And all the most important stores are around here, so I think we’re in really great company of course,” Wang said.
Fashion’s Night Out Returning to London
After taking place in Manchester last year, Vogue is bringing Fashion’s Night Out back to London. British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman announced the shopping event will take place on September 23rd. Most of the event’s activities and shopping will take place on Oxford Street and Regent Street. Last year the event was held in 28 cities around the world, even though it’s on hiatus in the US.
Christian Louboutin to Open in San Francisco
Christian Louboutin is set to open its first San Francisco boutique this week. Located at 29 Maiden Lane in the Union Square shopping district, the new space is near other high-end brands including Prada, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch. “I like towns where people take the time to walk in the street, and San Francisco is a beautiful city with beautiful architecture. I was conquered by this location,” said Louboutin. The interior of the store is a collaboration between New York-based architecture firm 212Box and Mr. Louboutin himself. The new design concept features steel, stone and glass. This boutique is Louboutin’s sixth West Coast store. The next store openings are in Atlanta and Bombay, India.
Source: WWD, WSJ
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