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st.-tropez currently enjoys some kind of luxury retail boom. louis vuitton is the next high-profile brand to step up its presence in the ritzy beach resort with the recent opening of an expanded store. located in a downtown 18th-century mansion with luscious courtyard garden, the shop has doubled in size and now boasts an interior that reflects the town's easy-breezy glam. on the ground floor the louis vuitton store features women's shoes, accessories [including a specific beach selection] and the brand's iconic luggage pieces. one floor up you'll find women's ready-to-wear and the men's department, in addition to a deluxe v.i.p. room. and to keep things edgy, paris-based urban artist andré spiced up the store with a series of illustrations. location: rue françois sibilli [centre ville].