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A few months ago, we tipped you off to the forthcoming opening of iconic Italian brand Battistoni's LA flagship store. Though WWD had initially reported the location would officially open its doors in January, the slightly delayed date is now just around the corner.
At 10am next Wednesday, March 16th, the Beverly Hills storefront willl—finally—unveil itself to the public. Though official images have yet to be released (the above rendering offers a glimpse at what the interior will look like), we've learned that the 6,500-square-foot, handsomely decorated space was created by architects Emiliano Vitolo and Giulio Baiocco and design firm Nicholas Haslam Ltd., who utilized materials like walnut, leather, bronze, and travertine stone and details including 17th century ceiling frescoes and 1960's paneling.
The luxe inventory will include both men's and women's collections and the Barneys-approved label's prices range from $510 dress shirts to $7000 cashmere jackets. A pretty penny, but the label—which began by selling men's shirts back in 1946—has been worn by the likes of Hollywood legends like Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola, which may account for the premium price tag.
Beginning its inaugural day, the store will be open Monday through Saturday, with hours of 10am-6pm.