Last Updated on 27th May 2010

We’ve officially decided that if we were to get accidentally locked in a store for any reason then we’d choose to be trapped in the brand new Louis Vuitton Maison on New Bond Street, for the simple reason that it is pure luxury.

With features including a special installation of vintage trunks, an exhibition curated by Katie Grand showcasing the ready-to-wear designs from Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, and artwork from Gilbert and George it really is a retail destination to behold.

Set to open its doors to the cream of shopping elite on Friday 28th May the new store has been described as the most luxurious Vuitton Maison in the world to date, and after being treated to a sneak preview and tour we’d be inclined to agree.

Designed by architect Peter Marino the store is set across three floors encompassing 1500 square metres of retail space. But the great thing about Marino’s design means that for such a big space the store manages to retain an intimate feel, achieved by cleverly sectioned areas for different collections.

The lower ground menswear floor is accessed via the spectacular glass staircase which has 23 square metres of glass tread surface which includes LED to show film and animation. The floor is divided into four intimate retail spaces, which include a sleek bag bar where you can perch atop a stool whilst selecting your perfect man bag, a gentlemen’s lounge style area and a relaxed catwalk collection room accessorised with vintage furniture.

So if you’re wondering where to find us in the next few weeks there’s a good chance we’ll be wandering around the new Louis Vuitton Maison or kicking back in one of their very comfortable lounge chairs, that’s if security haven’t thrown us out by then.

Louis Vuitton Maison, 17-20 New Bond Street opens 28th May.

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