[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]arlier this year, luxury fashion brand Valentino made headlines by chalking up more than US$1 billion (S$1.38 billion) in sales in 2015. This marked an increase of 48 per cent from 2014. Pretty impressive by any standards, but especially at a time when swathes of the luxury industry are in a state of torpor.
Greatly reinvigorated since its creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took the creative reins in 2008, the brand’s stellar performance has been significantly driven by two divisions: accessories and menswear.
Which is probably a good reason why Valentino has opened its first dedicated men’s boutique in Singapore, the latest addition to its growing number of men’s-only stores – the first of which opened in Paris in 2014.
Within a chic and welcoming interior dominated by marble, wood and brass, the Valentino Uomo boutique at Marina Bay Sands brings fans all its product categories: ready-to-wear, accessories and fragrances. Looks like the men do get it.
#B1-79 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.