The store, located in the National Australia Bank heritage building, offers a vast array of the brand’s ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, leather goods, accessories, watches, jewellery, fragrances and Objets Nomades.
In a continued effort to showcase local art, Louis Vuitton has collaborated with Australian artist Otis Hope Carey and China Heights to exhibit unique artworks in the store. The staircase between the ground floor and basement is a standout feature, with a custom-designed mural created by Otis Hope Carey. The mural, which took over two weeks to paint, is an interpretation of his Gumbaynggirr clan totem, Gaagal (the ocean).
The shop also boasts crafted decorative artworks and furniture from other local Australian artists such as Edward Linacre, George Hall, Khai Liew, Gustave Xavier and Thomas Lentini, adding a unique touch of unexpected colour and atmosphere to the space.
Drawing inspiration from the timeless architectural concept of the Place Vendome store in Paris, the three-level store occupies an architectural monument of the city. The design of the store features a selection of light woods and tonal colours that respect the historical elements of the building.
Upon entering the store, clients are welcomed into the bright and spacious women’s universe, where special lighting is used to highlight the spectacular ceilings and pilasters of the building. The basement level, which was originally the vault of the bank, has been transformed to feature the entire men’s universe.
The mezzanine level of the store boasts two inviting salons, providing clients with an even more luxurious and elevated shopping experience. The level also features a gallery space overlooking the women’s universe, exhibiting various artists from China Heights Gallery. The artists featured in the gallery will change regularly, providing clients with a different visual experience throughout the year.
The first artists to be showcased are Otis Hope Carey and Shaun Daniel Allen (Shal). Presented by Louis Vuitton and China Heights, the exhibition ‘Where the river meets the ocean’ features paintings inspired by the vitality of the ocean and healing waterways on Country, each representing the artists’ individual styles while also complementing one another.