ALBEMARLE STREET

wang2Alexander Wang has opened his first European flagship – and largest flagship store worldwide so far – in London.

The designer, who just announced his departure from fashion house Balenciaga, told Vogue UK: “I always knew that London would be the first city that I would want to open a flagship in in Europe. It’s our largest European market and it’s one of my favourite cities in the world. I think that London has the best shopping in the world. There’s just so many options, so many great stores – I mean, Harrods is a mecca – you can buy anything there for anyone!”

The new flagship is located on Albemarle Street in the city’s upmarket yet fashionable Mayfair area, close to iconic Savile Row and Dover Street, where Dover Street Market, Acne and Victoria Beckham are located. It was designed together with architect Vincent Van Duysen and measures 625 sqm.

Wang said one of the benefits of the new store, which is located in a former post office building, is that he’s able to show entire collections from all categories, something which he told Vogue is a frustration not to be able to do in his native New York.┬áThe store can be found at 43-44 Albemarle Street.