Bottega Veneta opens its largest store in the Middle East
If there was any doubt about Dubai being a global shopping capital, then that has been well and truly quashed with the opening of The Dubai Mall's new Fashion Avenue extension, which includes some of the luxury world's biggest brands, like Bottega Veneta opening its biggest store in the region.
Spread across three stories, and measuring at a whopping 5,845sqft, the new store showcases an extensive range of men's and women's products including ready-to-wear, small leather goods, shoes, luggage and eyewear.
There will also be an in-house Customisation Atelier, allowing clients to choose from an array of exotic skins and iconic styles to create individualised bags.
The store's most striking visual feature is its exterior facade, which uses a surreal design that echoes the brand's iconic intrecciato weave. Made of metal in the house's signature dark brown, the top portion of the "weave" is made of diamond-shaped cuts of metal, while the bottom section features transparent diamond-shaped windows which allow a view into the store. This facade is the larged architectual innovation that Bottega Veneta has ever done.
To celebrate the opening, the brand is offering unique crocodile-and-nappa carriers, and sandals made from ostrich, that are unique to The Dubai Mall store.