Jul 20, 2017 | By Karen Chiang
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In this new blog series, the WGSN City by City team makes their top six selects for exciting new openings in tier 2 and up-and-coming style cities so you can stay ahead of the curve.
Read on to find out the latest must-know openings in Copenhagen, San Francisco, and Melbourne among others…
161 NE 40th St #102 / 1 305 571 3576
Dior is one of the latest design houses to open up shop in Miami’s lauded Design District. The three-floor space showcases the brand’s latest accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear. Complete with VIP salon and drinking terrace, the store joins high-end neighbours Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Hermès.
SFMOMA, San Francisco
51 3rd Street / 1 415 357 4000
After a three year hiatus, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has reopened adding 4,000 new works to its collection, making it the US’s largest modern and contemporary art museum. SFMOMA opens with sixteen exhibitions featuring landmark artworks by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns and Diane Arbus.
Wood Wood, Copenhagen
Gammel Kongevej 47 / 45 35356264
Hip multi-brand store Wood Wood has set up shop with a new store in the trendy Frederiksberg area of Copenhagen, which is already home to cool stores including Soulland, Black and Kyoto. The store interior is framed by huge windows and colourful elements envisioned by its creative director Karl Oskar Olsen, and stocks its own line alongside Adidas, Comme des Garcons, Nike, Jacquemus and more.
Radmansgatan 16 / 46 (0)84115535
This new Stockholm foodie hotspot is the brainchild of Matbaren alumni Adam Dahlberg and his business partner Albin, who recently turned their pop-up dining space into a permanent restaurant – Adam/Albin. The 50-seat restaurant offers a five-course set menu of classic Swedish dishes, all presented beautifully, for around £80-90. The pair started by running food courses, which they continue with, where dishes included scallops and prawns in tiger’s milk, and lemon sorbet with lemon cream, meringue and juniper, so expect similarly impressive dishes at the new venue.
92 Smith Street VIC 3066 / 61 (0)3 9939 9542
IDES is the latest addition to Melbourne’s degustation scene, serving a six-course prix fixe for $110 comprising four savoury, and two sweet courses which change regularly. Expect experimental and modern Australian dishes at this fine dining establishment.
Museum of Applied Arts & Science, 500 Harris Street / 61 (02) 9217 0111
Having nurtured the likes of Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan, English stylist and editor Isabella Blow championed British fashion throughout the 1990s and beyond. This exhibition presents over 45 of Blow’s personal outfits from more than 20 of the world’s top fashion designers and hats from iconic hat designer Philip Treacy.
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