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Louis Vuitton Island Maison in Singapore

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The Louis Vuitton Island Maison in Singapore is the first sophisticated upmarket shopping concept in the world. This island store located at Marina Bay Sands Shoppes was opened on 18th September 2011.

This is also the 5th store in Singapore and the 12th LV Maison Store. It is also the first Maison Store in Southeast Asia.

The space-age looking island store with glass from the floor to the ceilings will feature multiple levels, a mini jetty and a tunnel that leads to Marina Bay Sands Shoppes.

The uniqueness of the structure will not only be a popular photography spot for locals and tourist but it will definitely be the talk of the town.

Louis Vuitton Island Maison Singapore

Marina Bay Sands LV Store
LV Island Store in Singapore

Louis Vuitton Maison Grand Opening in Singapore - Picture from PlusAsia.com

Louis Vuitton Island Maison Store grand opening pictures were published at PlushAsia. Superstars from around the world including Cate Blanchett and Chow Yun Fatt were invited for this special occasion on the 18th of September 2011 at the MBS.

The newly unveiled men’s permanent leather line called “Damier Infini” will also be launched in September here at the LV Island Store in conjunction with the opening.

Shoppers will be pleased to know that there will be a ladies and men's section for accessories, shoes, and bags.

A mezzanine level will celebrate the romance of travel by dedicating an area to travel luggage and accessories which will be the first Travel Room in the Asia Pacific.

A spiral staircase on the same floor will lead visitors up to a magnified space that will display timepieces, fine jewelry, and leather handbags. A private lounge for intimate presentations as well as an outdoor loggia that is designed to imitate the deck of a luxury yacht is catered to the upmarket clientele.

At the tunnel which goes underground into the MBS Shoppes, there will be a gallery and a bookstore featuring Louis Vuitton's beloved travel tomes and hardcover coffee table books.

In total, there will be four separate stores here which are;
  • At the MBS Shoppes via basement 1 you will find the store entrance there while featured are the leather good section, LV timepieces and LV jewelry.
  • The next level is the basement 2 where the tunnel connects the store to MBS Shoppes. Here you will find the main bookstore and art gallery.
  • The main Glass Pavilion would be on the first level featuring men's and women's clothing, accessories and bags. An outdoor jetty where guests can arrive via boats sits next to the main entrance.
  • Another entrance to the north of the Glass Crystal Pavilion leads to the VIP area where you can collect custom orders while the LV Travel Section is available.
    Island Maison Louis Vuitton
    Louis Vuitton Island Maison

    The award-winning architect behind this is Moshe Safdie who painstakingly conceptualized this since the opening of Marina Bay Sands while the interior of the glass pavilion was designed by Peter Marino which plays with nautical-inspired interiors.

    For the LV fans, this is one of the must-visit stores as it is totally one-of-a-kind in the world. The store is also located in between the award-winning unique ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and the ultra-chic Pangaea club, the legendary ultra lounge which is also on a floating island. 

    LV Store at Marina Bay Sands
    View from the Sands SkyPark on top of Marina Bay Sands

    To celebrate the opening of the first-ever Island Maison, Louis Vuitton Digital is happy to announce the live Facebook broadcast of the red carpet event at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, hosted by Denise Keller on September 17, 2011.

    Those heading here after the opening can access the Louis Vuitton Island in three ways;
    • Walking in by the main outdoor bridge
    • By boat disembarking on a mini jetty
    • From the mall via tunnel and ascending travelator which will lead them to the center of the pavilion

    For some added humor, I took some interesting photos while traveling in China showing how some people hang-dry their Louis Vuitton Bags in Shanghai which will crack you up laughing. I am not kidding, just take a look and see.

    I also visited the famous Champ Elysees shopping street in 2011 and saw the famous Louis Vuitton Handbag Wheel in Paris. This is where tourists will make a pit stop to buy some of the limited edition designer bags.

    On my next trip here, I would most definitely visit the Louis Vuitton Island Maison in Singapore to see what is new or what has changed. 


    Anonymous said...

    After seeing this I suddenly realized why there was news about businesses want to build their own islands now....they are trying to beat LV XDDD.

    I wonder what the view is like in there when there is a storm.....O.O

    Henry Williams said...

    beautiful building

    Scott - Quirky Travel Guy said...

    What an awesome-looking store! Sadly, I'm sure I'd never be able to afford anything there.

    eileen ludwig said...

    Interesting building and so very modern which I had not expected

    crazy sexy fun traveler said...

    Very interesting. Looks posh :D

    Malaysia Asia said...

    Thanks everyone. I really need to see the interior of this place when I have the chance.

    Henry Williams said...

    please post some pics of the interior when you could

    Baby Sumo said...

    Most LV stores do not allow photo taking indoors anyways. Ppl used to take pics then make imitation goods from there.

    InsideJourneys said...

    Would love to see the interior shots.

    Malaysia Asia said...

    LV Island Maison Opening Pictures in Singapore are added in the content above.

    There was someone who got invited the day before the grand opening and he quickly ran home and posted the pictures of the LV Island Maison Interior on his blog but apparently, it was removed very quickly. I managed to see the pictures before they were removed, it looks very stylish and pretty inside.

    I Must Be Off said...

    Cool. So much to do in Singapore. Next time. Wow.

    adventureswithben said...

    Cool Building!

    Caanan @ No Vacation Required said...

    Very cool. Looks similar to the architecture of The Crystals at City Center, Las Vegas – just over the water!

    Anna said...

    Hmmm that store write up looks oddly familiar...aren't you being a little dishonest by not crediting the REAL writer?

    Malaysia Asia said...

    Christopher - Thanks and agree that there is a ton of stuff to see and do in Singapore.

    Ben - Thanks, yes it does look very cool.

    Caanan - Does it? I guess that is probably where the inspiration came from?

    Anna - If you are just trying to stir up stuff, people can just check your ID and see that you are a fictitious character with no credibility whatsoever.

    inka said...

    I have a very soft spot for LV antique luggage. I once saw (in London) a bed etc, folded into an LV trunk which the sophisticated travelers of times go by used to take along with them when going big game hunting. I'd love to see these items in the store in Singapore, and, yes, the architecture attracts too.

    Sophie said...

    I'm not really a big shopper, although I do like the old Louis Vuitton suitcases. The architecture is the most fascinating here, I think - very creative.

    Jeremy Branham said...

    I had no idea that this LV island mansion was built. Honestly, I don't keep up with anything related to fashion but it's impressive!

    jade said...

    Pretty incredible sight- all that glass looks stunning against the water.

    Technosyncratic Travel Blog said...

    It seems like an odd location for a store -- it's not really near anything else! But then again, I guess people would make the trek there specifically for the brand?

    Delhi Tourism said...

    The images are very nice along with informative description.

    Malaysia Asia said...

    Inka - As I will visit the Louis Vuitton Island in Singapore soon, I will check and see if they have those antique luggage bags there. Thanks again.

    Sophie - I wonder how much those antique LV luggage bags cost these days.

    Jeremy - Me neither but when I was there in March, I could not help notice the amazing island there.

    Jade - I'm sure it looks prettier at night with all the lights.

    Technosyncratic - Trek is the word here. But LV is always out to make a difference.

    Thanks Delhi T.

    Technology company said...

    This is modern architecture MBS Shopps ,kool singapore