following the opening of its first super flagship, or rather maison, on home turf in milan two-and-a-half years ago, bottega veneta has added a second one on rodeo drive, the golden mile of luxury shopping in beverly hills. measuring 4,828 sq.ft. [449 sqm.] spread over three floor, the interior design has been supervised by creative director tomas maier and is, not surprisingly, as discreet chic as the image of this luxury brand. given the style statement that such a maison makes, and the exclusive ambiance that comes with, the store doesn't feature a generic bottega veneta interior. it has been given a setting that's inspired by mediterranean revival architecture, and obviously maier took it up a few notches to fit his luxury retail vision.
defined by a monochrome palette and a subtle play of light, the settings are a sophisticated juxtaposition of stone floors, plastered walls and bleached-oak ceilings. the bottega veneta maison carries the brand's full range of men's and women's apparel, bags, shoes and small leather goods. adding up to the stature of the new retail space, it'll exclusively stock special versions of the beverly 71/16, a women's bag that was first created in 1971. this is bottega veneta's second store in the area – the other one's situated at 8445 melrose place – and replaces the brand's smaller retail space further down the road. the brand's third maison is slated to open mid-2017 in new york city. location: 320 north rodeo drive [beverly hills].