against a budding trend of luxury boutique closures – due to fewer swashbuckling mainland chinese shoppers and soaring rents – french label céline is expanding its footprint in hong kong by opening a sixth store at the prestigious ifc mall in central. situated on the second floor, it occupies a 216 sqm. [2,325 sq.ft.] retail space which features the brand's newest design codes that were first introduced early last year at a new flagship on london's mount street. there's the flooring which consists of strips of differently coloured inlaid stone, while chunky geometrically shaped headlights are attached across the ceiling. furnishings are sparse, consisting mostly of glass-topped cabinets, displays and sleek shelving. partitions divide the store into three different intimate sections, each dedicated to a part of céline's highly coveted collections. lush potted plants add a homey vibe to the swish setting. similar to céline's other recently opened stores, this one also features the hailed copper light fixtures by danish artist thomas poulsen a.k.a. fos. location: ifc mall, 8 finance street, shop 2076 [central].