Source:  www.tradearabia.com

British men’s outfitters Hackett London is due to open a new store in Dubai, in line with Hackett’s approach of opening flagship stores in key cities.

The first Hackett London store in Dubai will be located in the Dubai Mall, on the first floor in Fashion Avenue at the bottom of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

The store concept will take inspiration from the famous and typically British exterior of Number 10 Downing Street, creating a residential feel inspired by a traditional London townhouse through the use of wooden panelling and black bricks.

The starting point for the design focuses on the British Georgian period, particularly the style of architect Sir John Soane whose simple, classic yet strong approach to design reflects the very essence of Hackett.

The classically timeless furniture and furnishings have been updated with a modern twist to provide distinctive focal points around the store.

The total retail selling space will be 160 sq m spread across one floor over four separate selling rooms. The entrance to the store will embody the essence of luxury with beautifully reclaimed wood flooring which continues throughout the store and walls lined with white timber panels.

To the left of the entrance hallway will be the Hackett Mayfair suiting and sports room.

The Hackett Mayfair room will have a new concept designed to recreate the atmosphere of a gentleman’s townhouse through dimmed warm lighting, rich charcoal walls, dark carpets and a seating area located at the front of the room.

To the right of the entrance hallway will be a room which houses the Aston Martin Racing by Hackett collection and further Hackett Mayfair ranges.

A dedicated accessories and cash desk room will follow from the entrance hallway before leading into the room at the rear of the store, highlighted with a grand chandelier, timber paneled walls and antique furniture, showcasing the sports, casual and kids’ collections.

Throughout the store an eclectic mix of modern and antique artwork will line the walls incorporating an interesting display of artist sketches, photography, architectural sketches, period prints and lithographs, many of which are chosen by Jeremy Hackett (co-founder and chairman)

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