Michael Kors is taking over Asia. How do we know this? Just think about how many of the brand’s ads you’ve seen in magazines lately – and, more significantly, the number of Selma bags you’ve glimpsed hanging off the shoulders of your friends, family and strangers. (Seriously: Is there anyone who doesn’t own a Michael Kors item these days?)
Now the American label is expanding its empire even further into the region, with the opening of not one or two, but three key stores in Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore.
Below, the highlights of each.
This shimmering, modern store in the high-end Huamao shopping district is Michael Kors’ largest flagship in Asia and spans almost 9,000 sq ft – about 100 times the average size of a HDB flat!
The ground floor of the two-storey boutique holds handbags from Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors, along with accessories, watches and eyewear.
Meanwhile, the second level proffers a more luxurious and private experience - this is where you can try on ready-to-wear pieces with the assistance of personal stylists, plus play Cinderella in the sleek shoe salon.
Michael Kors Beijing Huamao Flagship, L05 Huamao Center Street, No. 89 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing.
Japan’s largest Michael Kors boutique, this three-storey, 7,800 sq ft space is an elegant, kinetic celebration of light and luxury. And with storefront windows framed in Italian marble and the façade of the upper two floors wrapped in a giant video screen, it’s also a sight to behold.
Inside, the store houses a broad swathe of Michael Kors designs from across all the brand’s product categories – the first boutique in Asia-Pacific to do so. Think everything from Michael Kors Collection RTW to Men’s ACC, plus a special limited edition capsule range!
Michael Kors Ginza, 4-5-4 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo 1040061.
Dubbed Michael Kors Lifestyle, this new 1,480 sq ft boutique sits within Takashimaya. It’s the only one in Singapore to specialise in accessories and carries a mix from the Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors, including handbags, small leather goods, eyewear, watches and jewellery.
Just in time for the gifting season, no? FYI, look out for special items exclusive to the store that will be released on a seasonal basis.
Michael Kors Takashimaya, Level 1 Takashimaya Department Store, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore.
For more on fashion, head here. Or check out The Honest Advertisement-less Christmas Gift Guide or What Your Star Sign Says About Your Style.