The biggest Louis Vuitton store in the Philippines just opened and, fittingly, it’s got local flavor. Located in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3, the cool, vibrant 665-sqm space is pulled together not only by the fashion label’s latest offerings but by elements unique only to Filipino homes.
Louis Vuitton collaborated with Filipino designers and sisters Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez and Jessica Kienle Maxwell of the high-end furniture brand Philux for the store’s interiors. The country’s rich tradition of weaving is a big inspiration, elaborated through wall accents and artworks.
The ceiling panels are made of raffia and saguran (textile made from the fiber of local leaves), with the women’s leather goods area showcasing bamboo teardrop lamps made by Filipino craftsmen. The private lounge’s sliding doors mimic capiz windows while rugs bear designs that echo complex tribal tattoo patterns. There’s a breezy tropical feel to the space but the approach to achieving this cabana vibe is light and understated.
There are Filipino artworks here and there made of strips of acrylic, handwoven abaca, polyester fabric, and a tasteful mix of cord, rope and tapestry. Art by the French painter Zelie Belcour and Portuguese Carla Sa Fernandes enhance the colorful mood while a centerpiece of metal on wood by English painter Russell Frampton add warmth to the space.
What else is there to see in this new LV refuge? A complete and extensive selection for women, from the latest ready-to-wear to leather goods from Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections. The expanded space also has the Capucines Wall, one of the first in South Asia, to display the latest pieces of the iconic bag.
Also, Greenbelt 3 brings in for the first time a complete men’s selection, the latest from Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Men’s Collections. Unique hardsided pieces such as the Louis Vuitton Sneaker Trunk and The Malle Maison Vivienne are displayed at the travel area for a limited period.
Selected pieces from the Objets Nomades will also be available for the first time in the Philippines. This is a collection of travel-inspired furniture made in collaboration with international renowned designers. This includes the Cocoon by Fernando and Humberto Campana, and the Spiral Lamps by Atelier Oi which pays homage to Louis Vuitton’s special orders of the past.
For a peaceful respite, a luxurious and spacious private lounge is designed to host appointments for a highly personalized and exclusive shopping experience. This private lounge has its own dressing area.
The Louis Vuitton Greenbelt 3 is located at the Ground Floor, Ayala Malls Esperanza Street, Makati City. The store is open from 11am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday.