Louis Vuitton store may open at one of Singapore’s IR

Global luxury retailer Louis Vuitton has said it is in discussions to open a store at one of the two upcoming integrated resorts in Singapore scheduled to open next year.

This was revealed at a preview of its latest global store, which will open at ION Orchard on Friday.

Jean-Baptiste Debains, president of Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific, said: “We’re looking at it seriously. No decision has been taken now, but for sure it is an exciting project.

“We believe that Singapore has a real role to play as a hub for Southeast Asia in retail, and in luxury retail in particular.”

The store at ION Orchard is Louis Vuitton’s first and largest global store in Southeast Asia, and only its second in the world to showcase Louis Vuitton’s full range of products, including shoes, watches and its trademark leather goods.

Louis Vuitton has three other stores in Singapore – Ngee Ann City, Raffles Hotel and DFS Scotts Walk – but they do not have its full range of products.

The retailer has some 77 stores across the Asia Pacific region, with another five stores slated to open in the region later this year.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 2 Jul 2009

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