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The Louis Vuitton Shanghai Store is a Sweeping Landmark

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 16, 2013 • References: aokijun and psfk
The Louis Vuitton Shanghai Store appropriately looks like a giant shoe. The high fashion brand's largest outpost to date, it has been built in the developing part of the city. Due to its striking silhouette and size, it will become a landmark in the area as well as a style stop for fashionistas.

A collaborative effort between Jun Aoki and architects Leigh & Orange, the Louis Vuitton Shanghai Store has a semi-futuristic look that is due in large part to the fluid lines used toward the base of the structure as well as its white and silver palette. Yet its tallest portion does resemble a classic building still. Nevertheless, it boasts sustainable features such as the ability to recycle rainwater for irrigation, reduced water consumption and green areas.