Located at 2 Place Vendôme, Louis Vuitton’s Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme marks the iconic brand’s return to their roots, after a four-year renovation project where its story began over 160 years ago earlier, opening the doors of Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme, a new gem set in one of the most storied of Parisian squares.
The Maison is a combination of two elegant Parisian townhouses one that looks onto the famously octagonal Place Vendôme, and the other that runs along Faubourg St Honoré that have been restored to their original 18th-century glory, with newly designed interiors, by architect Peter Marino.
The store opened on October 4 and now features the full Louis Vuitton repertoire travel accessories and luggage, ready-to-wear, jewelry, watches, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, accessories, plus artisanal workshops. This store finally brings all of LV’s myriad offerings together under one roof. The space showcases some fabulous artwork.
With a mix of stone and eye-catching herringbone parquet floors, 33 specially commissioned artworks by artists including creations by Laurent Grasso, Yan Pei Ming, Stephen Sprouse, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak. And monumental views, the architect has brought the centuries-old building back to its former glory.
On the ground floor, shoppers can find the brand’s leather goods, ready-to-wear lines, shoes, travel items, and accessories displayed on leather-lined shelves. The first floor houses the women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories. Travel-related items – such as Louis Vuitton’s cult city guides and luggage – share space with the Objets Nomades, a collection of designer travel and home objects on the second floor. Also on the second floor is the Appartement, where special clients are invited for exclusive viewings of Louis Vuitton collections.
Architect Peter Marino was enlisted to return the buildings to their former glory. The old fashioned exterior is beautiful but the interior is contemporary and full of light.