The legendary fashion house Gucci has had an undeniable presence in Vancouver for decades.
After relocating and expanding several times since first entering the West Coast market, the demand for their luxurious collections continues to soar, reaching new heights with generation after generation.
As one of the world’s most successful luxury designer brands, Gucci was founded in 1921 and operates around 500 stores globally, in addition to boutique spaces in large department stores.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver located at 900 West Georgia Street, is the Italian fashion house’s most prominent Canadian store.
Over 100 Years of Design Innovation
After a noticeable expansion that made way for new product categories, including Gucci men’s wear and the much-loved Gucci Pet collection, it was time for a more sizable space in Vancouver. The flagship location went from its 2006 original size of 4,000-square-feet to 6,200, making it around 200-square-feet more than the brand’s Toronto location.
The expanded store’s design includes marble polychrome inlays, new upholstery, finishings, and custom geometric painted floors such as herringbone wood flooring. The classic and lavish moss green velvet perfectly contrasts freshly painted pink walls, plush chairs, and vintage rugs that create unique and inspiring spaces within the store.
In 2021, Gucci turned 100-years-old and Creative Director Alessandro Michele is showing no signs of easing up on the reinvention of the company. Over the course of his tenor, Gucci has been remade into a quirky bastion for Gen X’ers, Millennials, Gen Y, Z, and all the sub-cultures that exist in fashion’s cracks.
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