The first ever store dedicated entirely to Giambattista Valli ready-to-wear, leather, furs and accessories--including shoes, bags and jewelry--will open this autumn on rue Boissy d'Anglas in Paris.
Valli, who opened his fashion house in 2005, has garnered a fast following amongst the lady-like set by creating modernized fit-and-flare dresses for everyone from Plum Sykes and Diane Kruger.
It makes sense for Valli to expand beyond wholesale at this moment. Already stocked at over 220 stores in 40 countries across the globe, the designer's Fall 2010 collection saw a 30% increase in sales from Fall 2009, while Resort 2011 sales have jumped by 24% from last year.
It's not easy to create a luxury fashion house from scratch these days, but Valli has done it. We look forward to visiting the new space in Paris this fall.