Today, Louis Vuitton unveils its flagship store in the Philippines at Greenbelt 3. Here’s what you can expect when you visit.
The biggest store in the country for one of the biggest brands in the world? Seems about right. With its 665-sqm space, Louis Vuitton Philippines unveils its newest and biggest store in the country situated in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3. Opening to the public today, here’s what you can expect when you visit:
With its history in trunk making, it’s no surprise that Louis Vuitton was inspired by travel. What makes this store different though, is its nod to Filipino heritage that can be seen throughout the space. It was inspired by the woven heritage in the country spread across its 7,107 islands—each thread a symbol of the country’s diverse history, culture, and aspirations. Wall accents and artworks are also reminiscent of the Filipino habi, or traditional weave-making. Further, the ceiling panels are crafted from raffia and saguran, while bamboo teardrop lamps made by local craftsmen are showcased in the women’s leather goods area. Capiz-inspired sliding doors are also featured in the private lounge, and rugs featuring complex tribal tattoo designs will also be seen throughout the feeling areas. Giving a feel of a tropical cabana, Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Filipino designers and sisters Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez and Jessica Kienle Maxwell of Philux to create this beautiful space.
Love For Art
When you enter Louis Vuitton’s newest store, one of the things you’ll notice first is all the artwork hung around the walls. Filipino artworks made with strips of acrylic, handwoven abaca polyester fabric, and a mix of cord, rope, and tapestry are featured throughout. Colorful artworks by international artists such as French painter Zelie Belcour and Portuguese painter Carla Sa Fernandes is also showcased. A centerpiece of metal on wood by English painter Russell Frampton is also displayed prominently in the store, while Belcour’s artwork is displayed in the private lounge.
Complete Selection For All
Fashion lovers are surely excited, as the newest store offers a complete and extensive selection for women—from the latest Ready-To-Wear collection to the best selection of leather goods. The store also features the Capucines Wall, one of the first in South Asia, to showcase the latest pieces of the iconic piece. Louis Vuitton also brings in a complete men’s selection for the first time.
Hardsided And Objet Nomades
Unique hardsided pieces such a the Louis Vuitton Sneaker Trunk and The Malle Maison Vivienne is set to be displayed at the store’s travel area for a limited time during the opening. Apart from that, selected Objets Nomades pieces will be available in the Philippines for the first time.
Privacy And Comfort
Want to some more privacy while you shop? Louis Vuitton Philippines offers a private lounge for those who prefer a more peaceful and exclusive shopping experience. Designed to host appointments for a highly personalized experience, the private lounge has its own dressing area, and brings tranquility to clients who are presented with key pieces.
Known for its trademark in personalization, Louis Vuitton is offering a hot stamp design, inspired by the emblems from the Philippine flag, which will be exclusively available at the store.