Security guards are standing on the front-door of the Louis Vuitton flagship store at Champ Elysees. ‘Please stand in line’ is what they recommend when you arrive. Is the line really necessary you think?
I love the Louis Vuitton store in Champ Elysees more than all other boutiques COMBINED. It’s huge, beautiful and it feels like a museum. Not only will you get the chance to see all-the-iconic bags with your naked eyes, but you will also get educated about its history. And the service is magnificent, there are abundance of SA’s and they are always prepared to help. At the end of the day, don’t be surprised to walk away with a LV bag.
If you decide to buy a good shoe for the upcoming spring, make sure to do it right. You can never go (too) wrong with Louis Vuitton, as long as you pick the one that matches to your personality, you are safe. Yellow sandal flats are always welcome in all season, these are timeless accessories. The pinky-heel is great color for the summer and company it with the new LV scarves.
Ugly shoes have stampeded into luxury style to become the unlikely “that it” shoe in the past year. So much so that Louis Vuitton, where Nicolas Ghesquiere introduced the Nineties sci-fi Archlight using a generously proportioned cushy sole for spring, is opening a pop up store specifically devoted to the design for a month in New York City. The temporary store will open at 122 Greene Street in SoHo on Thursday in advance of the global launch of this Archlight sneaker on Feb. 23. The shop will stay open until March 10. The SoHo area, selected because the sneaker clientele will be a downtown audience, and made by the Louis Vuitton team, is going to be the only sneaker pop-up — that the home has done odor pop-ups in the past — and will carry a distinctive all-black colorway of the design. Sneakers aren’t new for Vuitton but the Archlight was a significant announcement on Ghesquiere’s spring runway, shown in contrast to the fancy 18th-century inspired ready-to-wear pieces.A talent agent in Los Angeles needed a set of sneakers. He had been requested by the boutique’s shoe manager if he’d ever had a pair of made-to-measure shoes made for him. Met with no, the supervisor smiled and said, “Let us go to the shoe salon” Justin sat down to a midcentury sofa. Every dimension of his foot has been quantified. A thick book of leather swatches appeared. Then came a set of questions. Do you need calfskin? What about alligator? Python? Or ostrich? Then he had to speak colors–there are eight of these. Next came the sole, with four kinds to choose from, including the labor-intensive Norwegian and the Goodyear, made with a double-stitch knotting technique. At length, the head of this shoe department in Los Angeles asked: “Would you like a belt made to match your shoes?”