STELLA MCCARTNEY OPENS IN-STORE BOUTIQUE AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE
PARIS, JANUARY 28TH, 2009. Stella McCartney opens her first in-store boutique at the renowned Galeries Lafayette in Paris’ Boulevard Haussman which has been one of the top luxury department stores in Europe since 1912. Located on the first floor next to “Le Bar a Bulles”, the space reflects the store design concept of the Stella McCartney Paris flagship at the Palais Royal. The new in-store boutique will carry Stella McCartney’s ready-to-wear, bags, shoes and accessories.
The 52 square meter space contains steel rain units that have been reworked as hanging units for ready-to-wear, while brass rails and sculptural wall shelves are shaped as cubes for shoes and bags display. The rhombus tiles and maple wood back walls add to the sculpturally contrasted play on spacing. Floor to ceiling rectangular mirrors and soft recessed lighting complete the intimate, personal and architectural atmosphere. Two changing rooms feature Stella’s signature “monkey print” fabric walls that have been hand decorated with Swarovski crystals and vintage detailing by hand to reflect a personal touch and a sense of subtle luxury.
A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. The brand’s luxury. Ready-to-wear, accessories, fragrances, organic skin care range and lingerie are also available at its flagship store at the Palais Royal and through its other locations including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong and around 600 wholesale accounts in key cities worldwide and in Paris at Le Printemps, Le Bon Marche, and Montaigne Market.
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40 Boulevard Haussmann
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STORE HOURS Monday to Saturday 9am – 9pm
Thursday 9am – 10pm
RETAIL SPACE 52 sq. m
LINES CARRIED Ready to wear
FEATURES White composite stone floor
Maple wall paneling
Feminine curved shelves join elegant brass shelves hanging rails
Cube plinths made out of hand glazed ceramic tiles, trimmed with
polished brass and lined with bright wool felts
Two changing rooms with monkey print fabric walls embellished
with Swarovski metallic iron on tattoos
Brass “Rain” sculpture to RTW display
MATERIALS Polished, cast and antique brass,
Birds eye maple