Store explore: Chanel’s new Marina Bay Sands boutique is inspired by Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris

Store explore: Chanel’s new Marina Bay Sands boutique is inspired by Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris

LifestyleAsia·2017-12-17 05:05

After closing in June and opening an ephemeral pop-up boutique with constant store theme revamps to tide you over, Chanel’s Marina Bay Sands flagship has reopened in early December with a chic new look — courtesy of design bigwig Peter Marino.

If Marino’s moniker doesn’t ring a bell, his storied architectural projects will. The New York-based architect is the creative mind behind Chanel’s high rise tower in Tokyo’s Namiki district, Seoul’s posh museum-like luxury department store Boon the Shop, and more recently unveiled, Louis Vuitton’s grand Place Vendôme flagship. “I guess I’m sort of to architecture what Marc [Jacobs] is to fashion,” Marino was famously quoted in a 2013 interview after Jacobs was announced to end his 16-year tenure as the helm of Louis Vuitton.

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