When you enter a luxury boutique, retail store interiors are an integral part of the overall shopping experience. Beautiful architecture, the finest materials and alluring lighting are cleverly utilised to draw us into these spaces, creating a sartorial haven that we won’t want to leave.
From India Mahdavi’s bubblegum pink boutique for REDValentino to Giles & Boissier’s moody Moncler makeover, discover these six dreamy retail designs.
Image Credit: India Mahdavi
55 Croissette, Paris
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Image Credit: Casa do Passadiço
Family-run Portuguese studio Casa do Passadiço has been commissioned to design the interiors of multiple Aquazzura stores. From the luxury shoe label’s Florence flagship to boutiques in London, Moscow and Milan, the sisters of Casa do Passadiço – Cláudia and Catarina Soares Pereira – have given each store its own bold identity, referencing the mood of the cities they’re situated in. The Florence boutique, set in the Palazzo Corsini near the Ponte Vecchio, tastefully makes the most of its incredible 17th-century shell. Traditional frescoes and wall panelling are complemented by the studio’s contemporary elegant design choices. Curving green velvet sofas, sleek shelving units and statement wallpaper are proof that the new and the old do belong together.
Louis Leeman, New York
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Image Credit: Gilles & Boissier
Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier have become the official interior designers for luxury ski and après-ski label Moncler. Paris, Beijing, Munich, Milan – the studio has put its stamp on the brand’s boutiques across the world, mixing its refined aesthetic in with Moncler’s penchant for quality, heritage and, of course, sumptuous materials that excel in high-altitude conditions. Dark wood walls and floors create a sophisticated backdrop for the brand’s practical yet fashion-focussed clothing and accessories. Marble elements and furry throws and furniture amp up the luxury factor, while styled mannequins punctuate the space, showcasing how to wear the brand’s pieces from top to toe.