Thursday, 22 January 2009

CHANEL is not "leaving Las Vegas"..anytime soon - 22/01/09

The ultimate luxury house, CHANEL have just opened their third boutique in Las Vegas.

Despite tough times in Las Vegas where it's been 'down tools' on a multitude of construction sites and major 'halts' to further development plans for many businesses, CHANEL has opened at the Encore at Wynn. According to Barbara Cirkva, division president of fashion, fine jewelry and watches at Chanel Inc. “We took a very specific, ultraluxury point of view in the Encore store and don’t think we will see much cannibalization between Wynn and Encore.”

The store will have one-off unique pieces and really appeal to the ultra high end overseas market. That is true luxury, to open in this uncertain climate with one-off unique, high value pieces. Read more in WWD

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