Louis Vuitton opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Louis Vuitton is opening this week its first store in Kazakhstan, in the city of Almaty. The new Louis Vuitton store will be located within the newly inaugurated Esentai Park Mall, which also houses American luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue, operated in licensing by a local jewellery and watches retailer. The 750-square meter shop designed by Peter Marino sells all of the brand’s lines — ready-to-wear and shoes for men and women, and leather accessories. The shop has two entrances, a full façade, and a VIP area designed to resemble a yurt. Other upcoming luxury store openings in Almaty at Esentai Park Mall include Prada and Dior (both directly operated).