Louis Vuitton Opening a Restaurant!
Next month, Louis Vuitton will open its first restaurant and cafe at its new flagship boutique in Osaka, Japan. Named Le Café V, it is to be located on the top floor of the boutique. The menu will be specially prepared by the celebrated Japenese Chef Yosuke Suga.
Next to the bar will be Sugalabo V, where dinner for only a few customers per night will be offered. The space has an elegant Art Deco aesthetic with blush walls and gold accents. Plus, the space has a long bar that allows guests to watch the chef preparing the food. And, it couldn’t be missing, of course, a huge outdoor terrace.
The renderings of the new Louis Vuitton restaurant show a muted palette of black and grey contrasted against pops of yellows and gold. These definitely seem like LV colors.
The boutique is to open on February 1, 2020. However, the restaurant will only open on February 15th. The building project was led by the architect Jun Aoki.
As more and more fashion brands expand their business into hospitality design and restaurants, it looks like it’s becoming a huge trend! And it all makes sense, brands want to provide luxury experiences to their consumers, not only luxury goods.
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The chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton, Michael Burke also confirmed that more restaurants and even hotels could be on the thoughts of the luxury brand.
Alongside this Louis Vuitton Cafe, LVMH is planning to also open in Paris the first Langosteria branch – a high-end seafood restaurant from Milan.
And more, Tiffanys & Co, also an LVMH brand, is opening its first European Blue Box Cafe at Harrods.
This is just one more reason to finally book a trip to Japan, right?
Words by Rita Archer