los angeles: vanessa bruno store opening

remember we announced the arrival of french designer vanessa bruno's first u.s. flagship in a previous post? well, local fashionistas flocked in droves to west hollywood as soon as it opened. designed in collaboration with david exbrayat, the spacious store has an eclectic gallery-chic vibe. the minimalist frame formed by the expansive concrete floor, tiled walls and huge front windows is cleverly toned down by a playful configuration and juxtaposition of sleek displays and louis XIV-style chairs and sofas. the new vanessa bruno store carries the brand's entire collection. the next flagship will open next month in london. location: 8448 melrose avenue [west hollywood]. © linlee allen