GUM leads in number of new luxury store openings this Spring, in Moscow

Jil Sander and Juicy Couture new mono-brand store openings at Moscow’s iconic department store GUM, were followed last week by the openings of Manolo Blahnik and Ballantyne. This is Manolo Blahnik’s second mono-brand store in Moscow, while the Ballantyne store is the first opening by the Italian house known for its cashmere, in Russia. By the end of next month, other two major openings are expected: Christian Dior relocates to a much larger space and the re-opening of the Louis Vuitton store, following extensive refurbishments.