Retail/Restaurants Dior store opening 3

Published on August 1st, 2016 |

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Dior boutique at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta has soft opening Aug. 1

For those who have been eagerly waiting, the Dior women’s boutique at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta finally open on Tuesday (August 2), following a “soft opening” Monday.

The facade of the new Dior women's bouique at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

The facade of the new Dior women’s bouique at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

According to a press release from Dior, “The luxury retail space is inspired by the traditional elegance of Dior’s Avenue Montagne flagship #1 Paris, designed by Peter Marino.”

The Dior boutique is made up of three salons, each devoted to one of Dior’s product categories offered to clients: ready-to-wear, bags, accessories, jewelry and shoes.

“Dior’s signature handbags and small leather goods are located within the first salon upon entering the boutique, followed by a dedicated footwear lounge and complete with a ready-to-wear salon,” the press release explained.

Dior stated: “The new Atlanta boutique offers a sophisticated shopping environment refecting Dior’s heritage of timeless luxury and innovation.”

The design for the 5,094-square-foot boutique was shown to the SPI-9 (Special Public Interest district) Development Review Committee in September 2015. The store was initially expected to be open in March this year, according to sources at the time.

The store has windows with bold graphic designs facing both Peachtree Road and Bolling Way, but the entrance to the store is on Bolling Way, across from the Christian Louboutin boutique on a pedestrian walkway to Peachtree.

A glass glazing system was used on the facades on both Peachtree Road and Bolling Way to provide a high-grade presentation factor for Dior.

The Dior boutique space is very long and narrow, stretching along the private alley walkway from Peachtree Road to Bolling Way, and is only about a third of the space in the separate building constructed just north of Corso Coffee and Christian Louboutin.

In 2015, BuckheadView asked Buckhead Atlanta General Manager Michael Diamantides if he knew why Dior chose to place its entrance on Bolling Way rather than Peachtree Road.  Diamantides said, “Bolling Way is the core of the luxury retail shops—with Christian Louboutin, La Perla, Moncler and Jimmy Choo and Hermes on the corners at Buckhead Avenue. I suspect that is the reason.”

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