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avant avant garde. before it's in style it's in vogue and before it's in vogue it's in balenciaga. stripped of the compelling yetannoying 'ultra branché' image, the products stare at you with all their meaning: the reinterpretation of all modern day classics with the peculiar and addictive flavor of exquisite individuality. from the now overexposed bags to life-loving tops there are all begging you to leave with them.just make sure you have a crisp roll of banknotes in your hands before you walk in.

clientele

ranges from misunderstanding passerby to your standard array of me-too customers copy and pasting the pretty pictures they see in magazines. you may, as I did, run into the odd patient coming to fill her prescription of style. you'll then be in for a fun-

service

at this point service may seem pointless. for the ones that need nurturing and reassuring, for the ones who need to be convinced that you look wonderful in just about anything, then go get groomed in more popular venues. you'll get the dedicated treatment

interior

if the moon landed on earth. somewhere between arizona and the altiplano. If trigonometric lines criss-crossed their man-made trails with the desertic greens. you get it.

address

10 avenue george v paris 75008

phone

+33 1 4720 2111

website

www.balenciaga.com

author

superfuture

date

27 january 2011

last checked

27 january 2011

futuristic store concept complete with asteroids, from the man himself nicolas ghesquière in collaboration with french artist dominique gonzalez-foerster.