A Look Inside Gucci’s Refreshed Vancouver Flagship
Looking back at the proliferation of luxury brand flagship stores that speckle Vancouver’s downtown core, Gucci was an early arrival. First setting up shop in the Fairmont Vancouver in 2005 — the original Fairmont, not the more modern Fairmont Pacific Rim — Gucci was one of the first major fashion houses to stake its place in the city, at a time where its competitors were content to have a presence in multi-brand stores like Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew.
As one would expect, after a 17-year tenure the substantive showroom was due for a refresh, and the end result is stellar. In alignment with the current trend of subtlety in design, the interior space is well appointed with luxurious tapestries and charming mosaic flooring. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. Uniquely contrasting details stand out, without stealing the spotlight from the various Gucci collections scattered around the space.
On that topic, the Gucci Men’s offering is now occupying significant space in the redesigned store, further emphasizing the importance of the category. The new men’s offering appears alongside women’s ready-to-wear, as well as a healthy dose of accessories, footwear, luggage, handbags, and Gucci Décor. As an added surprise, pet-loving fans of Gucci will be able to shop the new Gucci Pet collection that was unveiled at the end of June.