The corner of Grant and Geary is soon to be the chicest shopping spot in all San Francisco!
With Hermes on one side, and the gorgeous new Saint Laurent boutique on the other, Valentino is about to open its doors this season at 105 Grant Ave., bringing about a total transformation of the once dreary location. Oh how we love a makeover!
Valentino’s Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, collaborated with architect, David Chipperfield, to develop Valentino’s boutiques. Last year he created the gorgeous Valentino store on Via Montenapoleone in Milan. Chipperfield, recognized as one of the finest architects in the world, is responsible for projects such as the Neues Museum in Berlin, the Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Liangzhu Museum in China, and much more.
We’re told that the multi-level store will feel “discreetly opulent,” with materials such as grey Venetian terrazzo, thick leather, American walnut, and soft wool and silk carpets. One detail we’re looking forward to seeing are the custom-designed panels of borosilicate glass tubes that have been crafted to give the effect of frozen glass curtains running behind the clothing.
Valentino Spring 2014
The boutique will carry women’s ready-to-wear, handbags and shoe collections — and will be the first Valentino boutique in the United States to carry the Men’s Collection, which will take up the entire 4th floor.