by Stephen Garner

Louis Vuitton opened the doors to its new location in Plano’s Legacy West development in Texas last month. The new store features the luxury brand’s much-loved leather goods, shoes, accessories, travel, and fragrance.

The sleek exterior of the Legacy West location is sheathed in a bespoke design referencing Louis Vuitton’s emblematic Monogram Flower, a nod to the luxury brand’s heritage. Crafted using a biodynamic cement, the facade works to purify the surrounding air of both organic and inorganic pollutants. Art specifically created for the space by local artists creates a local connectivity within the interior. A commissioned work by Plano artist Kelly Steller Hrad titled Rayee 1872 using overlapping layers of vibrant vertical stripes was painted specifically for the location. Another highlight by a Plano-based artist is Melissa Ellis’ Aquanova, a boldly sculptural painting from her “Starburst” series, featuring meticulously built petals of oil paint in dazzling colors.

Clients will discover both new and classic Louis Vuitton styles at Legacy West. A wall showcasing the brand’s textiles welcomes visitors as they enter. Louis Vuitton’s historic tradition of hand-crafted personalization is prevalent through an on-site hot stamping service that offers clients the opportunity to personalize a variety of leather goods.

From the latest handbags by women’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière like the Coussin, a break-out star of the spring/summer 2021 collection, to timeless pieces that embody the brand’s history like the Speedy, the NéoNoé, and the Capucines handbags, a large assortment is available. Within the men’s universe, sneakers designed by men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh are a major focus, including the highly sought-after LV Trainer Sneakers, a trademark for the designer. A full fragrance counter offering the brand’s colognes and perfumes by Louis Vuitton’s master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, completes the new shop’s offering.