PARIS — Balenciaga’s newest retail statement, slated to open here Tuesday, is a striking composite of its otherworldly stores dotted around the globe: an optical orange slice representing London; green marble a wink to Los Angeles; French chateau floors echoing its historic boutique on Avenue George V.
Balenciaga’s 60th directly operated store — boasting 40 feet of frontage on the bustling Rue Saint-Honoré — also symbolizes how the company has quickly accrued critical mass in retail, which now accounts for more than half of its revenues. (Less than five years ago, it only had three locations.)
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