The New Valentino Flagship in NYC is an Elegant Retail Experience

By: Rebecca Byers - Jun 18, 2015
References: davidchipperfield & retaildesignblog.net
Located on Fifth Avenue in the former Takashimaya Department Store, the recently opened New York City Valentino flagship is a continuation of the new retail concept designed by David Chipperfield Architects and the brand's Creative Directors in 2012.

A sprawling multi-floor space, the Fifth Avenue flagship features a grey scale color scheme and sleek, geometrical brass fixtures displaying the luxurious wears. A sparse space, the brightly lit outpost also boasts a newly revealed accessories concept on the ground floor that is characterized by terrazzo perimeter walls and brass and oak shelves.

The overhaul of many luxury retail concepts signals a shift in the desires of consumers when it comes to in-store experiences, given that the need for luxury retailers to make the experience worth the while of the customer is greater than ever.