Boutiques

Boutiques

4

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Designers to look out for:

Mugler, Ann Demeulemeester, Gareth Pugh, Haider Ackermann, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto

About the store:

From avant garde fashion to exquisite furniture, books and beautiful paintings, 4 is Kuwait’s first and only destination lifestyle & fashion store, offering a unique shopping experience to those with a passion for the extraordinary. Situated in the core industrial area of Al-Shuwaikh, surrounded by traditional Islamic architecture, warehouses and bustling street markets, the store's interior encompasses an altogether more futuristic tone; linear and graphic, with touches of Kubrick-esque science fiction

58m

Paris, France

Designers to look out for:

Michel Vivien, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, Véronique Branquinho, Comme des Garçons, Repetto, Chie Mihara, Church's, Laurence Dacade, K Jacques, Kenzo, Terry de Haviland, Anya Hindmarch.

About the store:

Chic, roots, rock‘n’roll et voilà, declares Sophie Rioufol, the founder of 58M, offering a succinct definition of her Central Paris boutique. Inside the luminous, zen-like space the contemporary mixes with the antique, the feminine with the sexy. Brother boutique 58mr offers a selection of formal and casual men’s shoes.

A.M.R.

Chiavari, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Chloé, Current Elliott, DSQUARED2, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Moncler, Burberry, Saint Laurent, Valentino

About the store:

A.M.R. stands for the three sisters Alessandra, Maria Luisa and Rita Torre, who founded this simple and elegant boutique in the historical area of Chiavari, a charming coastal town near Genova.

A.N.G.E.L.O Vintage

Lugo di Ravenna, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Chanel Vintage, Hermès Vintage, Emilio Pucci Vintage, Givenchy Vintage, Missoni Vintage, Yohji Yamamoto Vintage, Gucci Vintage

About the store:

A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage has grown from humble beginnings at a second-hand market stall into one of Europe’s most comprehensive archives of vintage fashion. Angelo Caroli, the owner, is considered a trailblazer in ethical fashion and has built the brand on his belief that the value of clothes lies far deeper than in their appearance.

Al Duca d'Aosta

Venezia, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Saint Laurent, Valentino, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Moncler, Alexander McQueen, Chloé, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna

About the store:

From a small bespoke shirt company established in 1902, Al Duca D’aosta has expanded into a six-store boutique behemoth with a presence in some of Italy’s most influential cities. Each store is aesthetically different but the strict attention to detail, quality and service remains at the heart of the company.

Al Ostoura

Salmiya, Kuwait

Designers to look out for:

3.1 Phillip Lim, Alaia, Alexander McQueen, , Carven, Christopher Kane, Comme Des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Lanvin, Mary Katrantzou, Moschino, Sacai, Simone Rocha, Stella McCartney, The Row

About the store:

Al Ostoura, whose name deservedly means 'The Legend' in Arabic, has gained global recognition for its distinguished selection of high end designers and is known to be a leader in promoting up and coming brands in the Middle East. Their flagship space is located in the dynamic Salmiya district of Kuwait; an area internationally renowned for its luxury fashion and lifestyle stores.

Alchemist

Miami, United States

Designers to look out for:

Alaïa, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Kenzo, Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Junya Watanabe, Ann Demeulemeester

About the store:

Alchemist represents the synergetic voice between fashion, art, design, architecture and lifestyle. Designed by the architect Rene Gonzalez, each space has been conceptualised to integrate its surroundings whilst still keeping the store’s modern spirit.

AlOthman

Salmiya, Kuwait

Designers to look out for:

Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli Couture, Peter Pilotto, Zac Posen, Erdem, Nicholas Kirkwood.

About the store:

AlOthman is an iconic fashion establishment that has introduced high fashion to Kuwait by distinguishing itself not only as a place to shop, but an extension of the customer’s lifestyle. The store's clean contemporary interior creates a sophisticated atmosphere that is simple and easy-to-navigate allowing the luxurious selection to speak for itself.

A'maree's

Newport Beach, United States

Designers to look out for:

Maison Margiela, Lanvin, The Row, Sacai, Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Dosa, Lucien Pellat-Finet, Sofie D'Hoore, Bouchra Jarrar

About the store:

It would be easy to feel intimidated by this boutique, housed in a harbor-front modernist masterpiece and run by a trio of chic sisters, Dawn Klohs, Denise Schaefer and Apryl Schaefer. Instead, A’Maree’s implores you to ‘come as you are, have a cookie and leave feeling like a million bucks’. Maybe it’s something in the Californian air.

American Rag

Los Angeles, United States

Designers to look out for:

BLK DNM, Canada Goose, Chapter, Comme des Garçons Play, Fiorentini + Baker, John Elliott + Co, Kris van Assche, LD Tuttle, Levi's Vintage, NSF, Obey, PRPS, Publish, Senso, Stampd, Swedish Hasbeens, Unif, Vivienne Westwood, Wildfox.

About the store:

American Rag prides itself on offering customers everything they need to live the good life with flair – and yes, flair can be bought. The boutiques, located in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, are widely recognised for their innovative collections and quality accessories.

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