Manolo Blahnik will open a boutique in Palais-Royal, Paris this fall. "There was only one place that I wanted to be in Paris. It’s the one place where I immediately felt welcome," says the shoe designer.
Talk about a modern nomadic collection. Influences ranged from New Zealand Maori; Hawaii surf and Pacific scuba gear in a sport meets logo-mania collection sure to keep the cash registers humming at Louis Vuitton.
The British label has opened its second location in Paris, as announced by FashionNetwork.com in February. The brand's next store openings are slated for Florence, Costa Mesa and New York in the summer of 2017.
While LVMH 1st-quarter results were strong across brands, the luxury group’s Marc Jacobs label continues to be a weak spot. The company said on a conference call that a repositioning is on track but will take time.