Louis Vuitton Island Maison in Singapore

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 town.  

LV Island Store in Singapore

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

Louis Vuitton Island Maison Store grand opening pictures can be seen at PlushAsia. Superstars from around the world including Cate Blanchett and Chow Yun Fatt were invited for this special occasion on the 18th 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 Asia Pacific.

A spiral staircase on the same floor will lead visitors up to a magnified space which will display timepieces, fine jewellery and leather handbags. A private lounge for intimate presentations as well as an outdoor loggia which 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 Shopps via basement 1 you will find the store entrance there while featured are the leather good section, LV time pieces and LV jewellery.
  • 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 guest 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.
    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 unique ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and the soon to be opened Pangaea, the legendary ultra lounge which is also on a floating island. 

    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 in China showing how some people hang dry their Louis Vuitton Bag in Shanghai and also see the famous Louis Vuitton Handbag Wheel in Paris, France when I visited this outlet in June 2011. It has been almost three months since I last visited the island republic and I plan to do so in the next few months. This time around, I would most definitely visit the Louis Vuitton Island Maison in Singapore.