Dec 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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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 stylish cities, so you can stay ahead of the curve.
Read on to find out the latest must-know openings in Antwerp, San Francisco and Seoul (among others) – bookmark these travel tips and enjoy.
Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas
10 miles south of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada (directions here)
Heading to Vegas for a trade show? Escape the Strip for a new outdoor art oasis located only half an hour outside of Las Vegas; Seven Magic Mountains is a new art installation made up of seven colourful and colossal rock towers set against the beautiful Nevada desert. While it took five years for artist Ugo Rondinone to plan and execute the project, this landmark installation will be on view for two years, so there’s plenty of time to catch it before it goes down.
Jake, San Francisco
619 Sansome Street / 1 415 527 7611
Jake Wall, Project Runway Season 14 contestant, has opened a new store in San Francisco’s Jackson Square. While Wall first burst onto the fashion scene with his menswear label, Artful Gentlemen, he and partner Nathan Johnson have come together to offer classic garments with a modern flair for both men and women. At JAKE, expect to find locally made ready-to-wear clothing plus custom suiting and shirting, merchandised in a sleek space with artworks on the dressing room walls and a wine bar for refreshments while you shop.
St. Vincents, Antwerp
Kleine Markt 13
Antwerp is home to a number of unique and inspiring concept stores with lustworthy interiors, so new store-meets-event space St. Vincents fits right in. The space combines beautiful interiors, a sharp edit of product across men’s and womenswear as well as accessories, delicious coffee, and an informal spot to meet like-minded individuals at its supper clubs. Housed in an old print-house, the minimal interiors feature exposed brick walls, geometric shaped rails, and lived-in, vintage look sofas.
Les Canebiers, Saint Tropez
4 Place de la Croix de Fer 83990
The latest outpost of this local swimwear company sells collections for men, women and children, in a palette of colour-blocked neons and surf-ready styles that are both stylish and functional. Don’t leave without one of its best-selling crochet-trim bikinis, ticking off the global traveller trend for this summer.
72 Courtyard, Bangkok
72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55
An exciting addition to Thonglor’s food and beverage scene, 72 Courtyard is home to some of Bangkok’s hippest eats. Hong Kong’s famous Little Bao is joining the league and is expected to open in one month time.
Sulwhasoo Gangnam Flagship, Seoul
18, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu / 86 (0)2 541 9270
Korea has seen more brands using retail interiors to visually attract customers. The newly-unveiled flagship of premium skincare brand Sulwhasoo has appointed famed design duo Neri & Hu to realise a grid construction of brass filaments where they host a diverse selection of skincare products and two spas.
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