STORE FRONT

Paris stores have been sprucing up for summer. Azzaro, experiencing a renaissance under designer Vanessa Seward, has overhauled its Paris flagship at 65 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré with mirrored walls, silver curtains and stainless steel racks. Nearby at 39 Avenue Montaigne, Nina Ricci has welcomed its new designer, Lars Nilsson, with an overhaul of its shop, juxtaposing white marble sculptures by Janine Janet with Cadillac-style velvet banquettes. Over at No. 58, S.T. Dupont unveiled a sleek new concept shop that puts the spotlight on ready-to-wear, its famous lighters and pens, and an expanded range of accessories, including a double-CD mixing board for jet-setting DJs. Although the focus is on men’s wear, word has it women’s jewelry is on the way. Elsewhere on the street, the fur house Revillon is in the process of gutting its shop to create a raw, gallery-like space. The idea is to shake up the luxe neighborhood with bare beauty suited to Rick Owens’ designs for the brand. It should open in mid to late July. Meanwhile, Von Dutch opened its first Paris unit, at 4 Place des Victoires, on the Right Bank. John Galliano already has been spotted shopping there.

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