Yesterday, Louis Vuitton gathered the Philippines’ local media including yours truly to preview the expanded Greenbelt 4 store before it opens to the public today, October 15th, 2011.
The event was scheduled to start at 3PM, with registration starting 2:30PM. Luckily, my Pattern Making class ended early and my 4PM Fashion Trend class was cancelled. My whole afternoon was entirely devoted to the event!
When I arrived, I was greeted by Jill from EON and Carissa from Louis Vuitton at the registration area. And as I entered, I immediately felt that sense of luxury that is uniquely LV. The store was larger, more spacious compared to how it was before the intensive expansion and renovation program.
Models lined up in front of the Women’s Leather Goods area wearing pieces from the upcoming Cruise 2012 and Pre-Spring 2012 collection. After I took their photos, one model said salamat which is really cute.
Vanessa Mayuga-Santos, Louis Vuitton Philippines Public Relations Manager, Jean-Baptiste Debains, President of Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific, Rhea De Vera-Aguirre, Louis Vuitton Philippines Country Manager, and Edouard Faure, General Manager for Micronesia and the Philippines welcomed the media to the event and kicked off the store tour.
An antique Louis Vuitton trunk in striped canvas sits in the Travel Universe near the stairs.
Minaudire Petit Bijou in Stingray carried by one of the models.
A nice little perforated clutch from the upcoming Cruise 2012 collection.
Women’s leather goods area.
The Men’s Universe, an area dedicated to a wide array of men’s leather goods, shoes, and accessories is located in the mezzanine floor.
A comfy sitting area near the shoes and belts section.
Gorgeous Clutch Historique in Monogram Canvas from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection on display.
Displayed on the coffee table in the sitting area is this amazing Caviar and Scotch Travel Case in Damier Graphite Canvas. And if you look closely, the bottle and glasses features a Monogram flower design.
A glass from the Caviar and Scotch Travel Case with a Monogram flower design.
Super cute hors d’oeuvres. Too bad I wasn’t able to have some. I was too busy taking pictures!
My goodie bag. Thanks Louis Vuitton!
Louis Vuitton transformed Greenbelt 4’s basement below the store into the Women’s Universe. This floor houses women’s leather goods, shoes and accessories, the Bag Bar, after-sales services area, and the luxurious VIP Salon.
The Bag Bar with the new colors of the Monogram Empreinte on display.
Scarves and Stoles
Women’s Small Leather Goods including Mon Monogram wallets and agendas.
The Fetish Lace-up High Boot looks stunning in real life!
Fall/Winter 2011 runway bags are also on display. Monogram Desire Lockit Vertical.
These Monogram Fascination Lockits are super fabulous. The detail of the Monogram pattern is just breathtaking.
This area features a special wall showcasing the brand’s Rare & Exceptional pieces. The store has been open to VIPs in the past three days and a number of exotic pieces have flown off the shelves. Only two pieces remain.
Python Artsy MM
Python Pochette SoBe
This nice little area on the corner of the store is dedicated to after-sales services like heat stamping, repairs, etc.
Heat stamping tools and samples.
Vintage Louis Vuitton advertisements as art. I love the shiny metal frames.
Gorgeous hard-sided cases.
The highlight of the expanded store is the unique and luxurious VIP salon. It is a comfy room situated on the far end of the lower level that is dedicated to the ultimate and sophisticated private shopping experience. The first thing I noticed when I entered the room is that it smells really good.
Hanging on the wall of the salon is a lovely painting entitled “BLOSSOM 1” by acclaimed local artist Roberto Robles
Gorgeous shelf displaying fashion and art books, picture frames, a couple of hard-sided cases, and exotic Lockits.
Crocodile Lockits and some fashion and art books.
A jewelry case
I had an amazing time at the media preview. The store is so beautiful, you should definitely go visit! For more information about the Greenbelt 4 store, check out this post: Louis Vuitton Reopens Expanded Store at Greenbelt 4, Makati, Philippines.
Images via Bengt Enrique / ILVOELV