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The soon-to-open Valentino store in San Francisco's Union Square at 105 Grant Avenue is still shrouded in scaffolding, but soon it will look something like the rendering above. We can only imagine the opulence that will be on display on the 6,700-square-foot interior—and rest assured we'll share photos with you as soon as we get them.
Until then, we're excited to report that the store will carry everything Valentino has to offer: women's ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and accessories. And, as we reported previously, the SF location will be the first in the US to carry men's ready-to-wear and accessories.
The architect is David Chipperfield, a British architect who began instituting a new design concept for Valentino in 2012 to "promote experience rather than follow the traditional retail boutique format." The multi-level store will feature custom Venetian terrazzo framing the floors, walls and openings, plus mirrored glass, leather and American walnut. The opening is scheduled for mid to late December, stay tuned!
· SF's Valentino Will Be the First in the U.S. to Carry the Full Men's Line [Racked SF]
· Valentino Store Coming to SF's Union Square [Official Site]
· Valentino [Official Site]