Designer Brand Dining Is Totally A Thing

Dior, Gucci, Chanel et al have moved into F&B

Café Dior – South Korea
06 Jun 2016

Café Dior – South Korea

The world’s largest Dior boutique is located in Gangnam. Besides the latest trends that are housed in-store, you’d want to visit it for Café Dior, which is situated on the top floor. Operated by Pierre Hermé, which is famed for its macarons, this chic eatery has some of the most Instagrammable desserts in Seoul. 464, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Vivienne Westwood Café – Hong Kong
06 Jun 2016

Vivienne Westwood Café – Hong Kong

This is the Brit designer’s second café (the first is in Shanghai) decorated in the style of an 18th-century tea room. Expect to see plenty of tartan details, and use utensils decorated with the brand’s iconic orb logo. The desserts are, of course, the stars of the show – more Instagram-worthy than the café’s décor. Shop OT305, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

1921 Gucci – China
06 Jun 2016

1921 Gucci – China

The Italian fashion label already has two cafés – one in Florence and the other in Tokyo − and opened its very first restaurant proper in Shanghai last year. Find it on the fourth floor of luxury mall IAPM or if you’re a VIP customer of the brand, you can get access via a private lift within the Gucci boutique on the ground floor. 413 IAPM Mall, 999 Huaihai Road, Shanghai, China

 

Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo – Japan
06 Jun 2016

Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo – Japan

Alain Ducasse and Chanel − it’s a pairing that's destined to happen. This elegant dining space was designed by Peter Marino, the talent behind the sophisticated décor of the Chanel boutiques. Enjoy two-Michelin-star Western cuisine with Japanese influences, prepared by a team led by chef Kei Kojima. Chanel Ginza Building 10F, 3-5-3 Ginza Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Armani/Nobu – Italy
06 Jun 2016

Armani/Nobu – Italy

Feel like a fine Japanese dinner while in Milan? Head to Emporio Armani at Via Pisoni. Enjoy the exquisite cuisine of renowned Japanese chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa at this stylish Nobu outpost that is situated within the Armani complex. Via Gastone Pisoni, 1, 20121 Milano, Italy

 

 

 

Thomas’s Café – United Kingdom
06 Jun 2016

Thomas’s Café – United Kingdom

Named after its founder, Thomas Burberry, the Brit label’s very first café sits within its Regent Street flagship in London. Elegantly appointed with dark wood and marble finishes, it also houses a gifting area stocked with stationery, travel accessories and home-furnishing items. 121 Regent Street, London W1B 4TB, United Kingdom

Ralph’s Coffee – USA
06 Jun 2016

Ralph’s Coffee – USA

At the Polo flagship on Fifth Avenue in New York, you’ll find a café on the second floor. It’s a great place to take a break from shopping and enjoy a cuppa brewed with blends exclusively created for Ralph Lauren. 711 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States

Fashion and food are a match made in heaven – it’s a fact that luxury fashion brands are quick to capitalise on. After all, shopping is a tiring activity (no matter how much we enjoy it) and a café where we could rest our legs and refuel with coffee is a welcome sight in every mall.

Going into F&B is also a great way for fashion brands to extend their branding, which Chanel and Armani have done brilliantly by pairing up with some of the best names in haute gastronomy. Whether it’s a café or restaurant, these dining establishments around the world are not just chic, but also give your taste buds a real treat.

Photo: Seoulsisters.se (Café Dior)

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