The stand-alone Louis Vuitton boutique is bidding au revoir to Bal Harbour Shops and saying bonjour to Aventura Mall.
As of July 1st, 2011, Louis Vuitton Aventura will be the latest addition to the Maison’s network of stores in North America and dramatically enhance the Louis Vuitton experience for Miami customers.
The new Aventura location will replace Louis Vuitton’s Bal Harbour store, which will remain open through the end of June.
While the temporary store opening in Aventura on July 1st will house a full array of product categories and collections, a permanent Louis Vuitton store at Aventura Mall, adhering in design to the Maison’s very latest global store concept, is scheduled to open next Fall, 2012. It will offer a considerably larger retail experience than ever before to Louis Vuitton’s Miami customers, with an internal grand staircase linking the two floors and a prominent exterior façade. The spacious, exquisitely appointed store will be able to accommodate a full range of leathergoods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewelry, and serve as an elegant showcase for the savoir faire and creative expertise Louis Vuitton is known for.
“We are delighted to be bringing our Miami home to Aventura,” said Geoffroy Van Raemdonck, President of Louis Vuitton North America. “Louis Vuitton has been an established presence in the region for several decades, and we felt it was time we were able to respond to the evolving needs of our customers by offering them a significantly enhanced environment. Our new residence will provide guests with the ultimate Louis Vuitton experience, allowing them to enjoy a richer assortment of our collections and product categories in a magnificent new setting. Louis Vuitton Aventura will enable the Miami community to experience all the innovation, artistry and creative excellence this culturally sophisticated city deserves, and which continue to define the Louis Vuitton Maison after more than 150 years.”
Underscoring Louis Vuitton’s long-standing relationship with contemporary art, the temporary Aventura location will feature a space dedicated to a rotation of work by renowned artists, created in celebration of Louis Vuitton’s new Miami home.
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