Louis Vuitton is to open a two storey store at Singapore’s Changi Airport – its first passenger terminal duplex in the world.
The Louis Vuitton Changi store is scheduled to open in January 2018 as the centrepiece of a new garden in Terminal 3’s departure transit hall.
Designed as a glasshouse it will be built in the centre of the planned Crystal Garden, which Changi management say is “inspired by artistic floral centrepieces” and a new space “chicly adorned with tiered garden beds featuring a curated selection of flora and spheres of artisan glass sculptures”.
The 530 sqm Louis Vuitton Changi store will be first the airport store in Asia Pacific to be directly managed by the French luxury retail group and feature a tailored product mix suited to travellers.
Michael Burke, chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, says his company had waited for “the perfect moment” and “the perfect place” to open the new store at Changi Airport.
“Louis Vuitton is a brand intrinsically related to the history of modern travel. Given the right place and the right timing, it was more than natural for Louis Vuitton to create a space inside Singapore Changi Airport, dedicated to modern travelers.”
Since it opened in 1981, Changi Airport has pioneered the concept of airport gardens, now well-loved among travellers.
“This is the first time Changi is integrating a feature garden with a retail store – a testament to how the airport constantly strives to rejuvenate its award-winning amenities and offerings to enhance the Changi Experience.”
Changi Airport Group CEO Lee Seow Hiang says Louis Vuitton shares the airport company’s vision to redefine the future of luxury retail in an airport.
“The revolutionary duplex store, set amidst an elegant Crystal Garden, will become a distinctive attraction for passengers who fly through Changi Airport, and we look forward to embarking on an exciting journey of discovery with them when the store opens.”