Going Mega in Tokyo: Bulgari Latest Bran to Open Luxury Tower

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Gleaming luxury towers keep springing up in Ginza here, and Bulgari is the latest to join the crush. The Italian jewelry and leather goods brand has taken things a step further, however, opening not one, but two major stores in Tokyo.

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Going Mega in Tokyo: Bulgari Latest Brand to Open Luxury Tower

Gleaming luxury towers keep springing up in Ginza here, and Bulgari is the latest to join the crush.

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