Champs-Élysées Seeks Overhaul Amid Growing Competition

Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées, Paris | Source: Shutterstock

Paris’s most-famous avenue, the Champs-Élysées, needs a facelift. That’s the verdict of building owners and retailers located on the street. They are now trying to convince the city of Paris that the avenue is ripe for refurbishment 20 years after its last renovation.

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The Creative Class | Gwenaël Nicolas, Interior and Product Designer

Gwenaël Nicolas | Source: Courtesy

Gwenaël Nicolas has a problem with gravity, likes to present industry leaders with mysterious boxes and is on a mission to make people curious. He is also increasingly sought-after by luxury brands to design retail spaces that shine with intelligence. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.

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The House That Fashion Built

The Burj Khalifa, which houses the Armani Hotel Dubai | Source: Armani

Some of the world’s largest fashion brands are creating branded hotels and private residences as well as the homewares to fill them, tapping easy additional revenue streams and constructing powerful brand beacons in emerging markets.

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Can Post-Crisis Dubai Become the World’s Largest Consumer Fashion Hub?

Dubai Mall | Source: Shutterstock

After London, Dubai is the second most popular place in the world to shop for fashion and luxury goods. Can it become number one? Six years after the devastation of a global recession that saw billions wiped off the value of local real estate, BoF sits down with Mohamed Alabbar, architect of the emirate’s retailing success, to understand his vision for the future.

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