BOWING IN BURLINGTON: Barrie and Maison Michel, two houses that form part of Chanel Métiers d’Art, will open in London’s Burlington Arcade over the next few weeks, according to Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion at Chanel. The milliner Maison Michel will be located at No. 46 Burlington Arcade and the knitwear label Barrie will be at No. 47. While the stores will have two separate entrances, they will be interconnected. “These openings are the first international boutiques for Maison Michel and Barrie, and the interiors have been influenced by the style of the arcade itself,” said Pavlovsky, referring to the covered parade of shops between Piccadilly and Bond Street, that was built in the 19th century.
As reported in August, Chanel signed a long-term lease for a series of stores at Burlington Arcade. The luxury group will open a total of five spaces in the arcade. One unit will house a Chanel accessories boutique, while the other shops will house the swim and lingerie label Eres, and watchmakers Bell & Ross, which are also Chanel-owned. Neighbors in the arcade include Ladurée, Vilebrequin, Harrys of London, Lulu Guinness and Church’s. Those stores are expected to open in late 2015, early 2016.
This story first appeared in the November 19, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.