Kate Spade New York
Portview complete first kate spade new york flagship store in Paris
Market leading specialist, Portview Fit-Out, has completed work on a new flagship store for American global, modern luxury accessory and lifestyle brand, kate spade new york, in Paris. The opening marks the brand’s celebrated arrival to France, following the successful launch of its Regent Street store in London last year.
Located at 418 Rue Saint-Honoré and measuring 185 square metres over two floors, the design scheme created by kate spade new york and Househam Henderson radiates opulence, with contrasting white and grey terrazzo tiles, polished brass inlays and railings, and high gloss counter tops. The sophisticated white colour palette cleverly draws the eye towards the colourful assortment of product categories including handbags, ready-to-wear and fashion accessories whilst boasting an air of Parisian finesse.
The design of the flagship embraces mid-century modern influences while maintaining the authentic aesthetic of the neighbourhood. The store’s two-level façade was inspired by a traditional Parisian storefront, incorporating painted wood and dark stone accents. Furniture from the kate spade new york home collection is blended into the overall store design, allowing customers to immerse themselves in the world of kate spade new york.
Simon Campbell, Managing Director of Portview Fit-Out said:
“Working in partnership with kate spade new york and Househam Henderson is a delight, largely thanks to our shared passion for creating exceptional spaces, experiences and solutions for people to enjoy.
“Our goal is to make our clients’ vision our mission and that’s exactly what we’ve done here. The integrity of the kate spade new york brand is present throughout, with subtle splashes of colour and signature Sputnik lighting, and is integrated with Parisian elements to give the store individuality and cultural context.
“This is the second retail project we’ve fitted for kate spade new york, with the completion of the Regent Street store in London last year and the Paris flagship location this summer. It was a real team effort from our outstanding employees and we take great pride in having completed another standout project in one of the world’s fashion capitals.”
Joinery and cabinet work were designed in the U.S. and fitted by Portview. The unique lighting scheme sourced “Sputnik” fittings from the U.S. which were rewired for local currents, giving the store a distinctive American ambience.
Abigail Blumsohn, Interior Architect at Househam Henderson, commented:
“We are delighted to have worked with both kate spade new york and Portview on another fantastic project.
“This store was a unique site in a landmark location, and the team overcame a number of challenges in the delivery of this stunning project.
“The design of the two-storey boutique is distinctive and individual, with features ranging from neon signage and iconic patterned wallpapers, through to crown mouldings and crafted pilasters. The overall look combines kate spade new york’s trademark playful aesthetic with classic Haussmann-esque mouldings and detailing that are typical of Parisian architecture.”
The brand already has specialty stores in London on Regent Street, Covent Garden, Sloane Square and Westfield, as well as Oslo, Norway.
Established in 1975, Portview Fit-Out Limited is a fit-out specialist that works with the world’s leading brands in the retail, leisure, office and stadia sectors, including Kate Spade, London Stadium, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. It also delivers high-profile projects in the museum, healthcare and residential fit-out sectors.
Based in Belfast, Portview has a reported annual turnover of £40 million. The company has successfully built long-term relationships with its clients, resulting in 83 per cent of its business coming from referrals, year on year.
With teams covering the whole of the UK and Ireland, Portview manages projects of all sizes, including major refurbishment and roll-out contracts. Services include design development, planning approval, technical surveys, project management, contracting and fit-out.
kate spade new york – Inspiring Women to Live More Interesting Lives
kate spade new york was founded in 1993 debuting with just six handbag silhouettes, combining sleek, utilitarian shapes and colourful palettes in an entirely new way. Today we’ve grown into a global lifestyle brand, and aim to inspire colourful living through our handbags and clothing, jewellery, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby, fragrance, tabletop, bedding and gifts. We’ve never lost sight of who we are: our spirited approach, commitment to curiosity and passion for sharing our colourful world still shapes all that is kate spade new york.
Crisp colour, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. Our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colourfully.
kate spade new york has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the United States, and more than 175 shops internationally. Our colourful products are sold in more than 450 doors worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent. Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, our shops are always warm and inviting.
kate spade new york is a company of Coach, Inc.