Two British retail icons are brushing off their passports and bringing their brands to exotic places. Vivienne Westwood and Temperley London announced yesterday that each expands their retail offerings just in time for the holidays shopping season.
Vivienne Westwood will debut her first-ever store in Cardiff, Wales. The designer store will kick off with an exclusive VIP launch party presentation on November 1 with a guest list that will surely make your mouth water. The store signifies the expanding world of Vivienne Westwood throughout the UK. The shop will showcase all Vivienne Westwood collections in the epicenter of Wales, and will become the destination store for her fans and customers in Wales and the South West of England. The new store measures 2,600 square foot and draws inspiration from the original Vivienne Westwood flagship store on 44 Conduit Street, London. Situated in St David’s Centre in the historical and cultural city of Cardiff, the area is an excellent setting for the Avant-Garde and iconic Vivienne Westwood collections. The store features large theatrical windows and a stage adorned with classic Vivienne Westwood mannequins, fawn hoofed rails and a pink crystal chandelier and will stock a full range of Gold, Red & MAN Label, Anglomania, Anglomania + Lee jeans, Red Carpet eveningwear dresses and all accessories including shoes and bags.
Around the same time, Temperley London will open at The Gate Mall, a destination for luxury fashion in Qatar with a dedicated runway space. In addition, the shop will feature other leading brands such as Paul Smith, Givenchy, Moschino, Just Cavalli and Versus Versace. The store, which will also include the Temperley London mainline and Temperley Bridal, has been at the fingertips of Alice herself as she has overseen all of the interior design. The store is completely bespoke with white marble flooring throughout, black marble detailing, and personal touches such as changing rooms featuring Temperley own print wallpaper and individually sourced antique mirrors and chandeliers. ALICE by Temperley will be stocked at The Gate’s prestigious multi-brand boutique – all lines of Temperley World will be available at the Mall. We’re so going shopping there!