After a substantial improvement that started in January 2017, Michigan Opportunity’s Louis Vuitton Outlet store (919 N. Michigan Ave.) is open for business– and completely rejuvenated. Certain, the spruced up flagship showcases the famous French craftsmanship that the 163-year-old brand is recognized for (extra on that later). But, the space itself will attract design-lovers on an entire other level.
Prominent engineer Peter Marino– who’s created international boutiques ranging from Dior in Tokyo to Chanel in Beverly Hills, Fendi in Rome, and Bulgari in Chicago– took the lead on upgrading the area.
The shop’s outside is wood decked with a bronze pattern influenced by Louis Vuitton Replica trademark Damier checkerboard print. Inside, an entrance hall is lined with French limestone, and also the wood floor is laid out in a clean parquet pattern. Clean-lined furniture throughout the area was selected by Marino himself; he likewise handpicked metaphorical paintings by contemporary musicians Kimiko Fujimura, Serge Alain Nitegeka, and also Eduardo Terrazas for the store.
With a retail location that’s been expanded by 40 percent, the shop residences separate areas devoted to goods for males and females. New to the store is the Objets Nomades Collection, which comprises furnishings and also residence decoration motivated by global trips. Additionally, the shop will offer two purses that are unique to the Michigan Avenue area. The Twist PM ($3,750, left) and also the Tiny Malle ($5,750, right) both come in silver Epi natural leather with a chevron pattern.
The Replica Louis Vuitton flagship initially opened up on Michigan Opportunity in 2003, yet the brand name’s background in Chicago returns much further. In 1893, Louis Vuitton’s boy Georges Vuitton showcased flat-lidded trunks at the World’s Columbian Presentation, noting the brand name’s stateside launching.