The Louis Vuitton store at the Somerset Collection in Troy will unveil its newly expanded space on Friday, Oct. 15, which will feature women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, watches and jewelry, and a VIP room.
The new space will join added selections of women’s and men’s accessories, shoes, leather goods, lifestyle offerings, gifting, travel offerings, and fragrances. The store is located on the first level of Somerset Collection South, immediately adjacent to Neiman Marcus.
Incorporating innovative materials and architectural design, the space is a visual representation of Louis Vuitton’s heritage and craftsmanship. Inside, custom Louis Vuitton finishes carved by craft millworkers are present throughout the décor.
The interior design showcases paintings from Michigan artists, a homage to the state’s thriving cultural community: a geometric triptych by Jennifer Kroll of Birmingham speaks to precision and balance; while an inked and embroidered canvas by Frank Lepowski of Detroit reflects the stimuli of the digital age.
The local artworks are complemented by pieces from international artists, including Norwegian photographer Solve Sundsbo. Additionally, distinguished furniture can be found throughout the store, including a white stone Paul Kingma coffee table from 1981, ceramics from Studio Floris Wubben in the Netherlands, and an architecturally inspired table designed by Carlo Mollino.
The expanded Troy store will open with a special window display celebrating the 200th anniversary of Monsieur Louis Vuitton’s birth. Coinciding at Maison’s worldwide through the fall season, the windows will showcase digitized versions of the classic Louis Vuitton trunk as reimagined by 200 innovators in homage to the founder.
Hailing from all over the globe and diverse fields of expertise, innovators featured include artists, athletes, designers, musicians, performers, and thought leaders such as Gloria Steinem, Peter Marino, and BTS, among others.
Throughout the Troy store, clients will discover both new and classic Louis Vuitton styles. In addition to bags and travel pieces, the location will now offer the latest ready-to-wear collections for both women and men, designed by Women’s Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière and Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh.
For bespoke luxury, Louis Vuitton’s historic tradition of hand-crafted customization is prevalent through an on-site hot-stamping service, giving clients the opportunity to personalize a variety of leather goods.
In addition, the full fragrance counter offers custom engraving on the Maison’s perfumes and colognes by Louis Vuitton’s Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. On Sunday, Oct. 17, a Louis Vuitton artisan from France will be onsite to demonstrate the highly specialized craft of hand painting Louis Vuitton hardsided trunks for bespoke requests.
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, along with the finest quality. Today, the Maison remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags, and accessories.
The Louis Vuitton is located at 2801 W. Big Beaver Road. For more information, visit www.louisvuitton.com.