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Valentino has big plans for its impending flagship inside the Takashimaya Building on Fifth Avenue. WWD has detailed a few of the specifics, including that the brand will occupy a whopping four floors and take up 20,000 square feet of space.
Valentino will also be able to do whatever the hell he wants with the space. The article explains that "since the 20-year-old building does not have landmark status, Valentino will be able to change the facade; British architect David Chipperfield is being charged with developing the entire store look with creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. The look will be based on recent concept stores in Milan and Paris but adapted to the dimensions of the new space."
Other fun facts: the boutique will "have a large focus on accessories," which leaves room for the fashion house's ready-to-wear to be fully displayed in all its glory elsewhere. WWD reports that Valentino will open a three-story townhouse shop at 821 Madison Avenue next month.
· Valentino Thinks Big for Fifth Avenue Store [WWD]
· Valentino Might Be Considering a Fifth Avenue Boutique [Racked NY]