Piquadro Opens First London Flagship
Luxury accessories label Piquadro has opened its first UK flagship store on London’s Regent Street. The Italian brand follows the likes of Hackett, J.Crew and Longchamp who have all set up shop in neighbouring locations over the past year.
Marco Palmieri founded Piquadro as a 22-year old engineering student in 1987. Originally crafting leather goods for third party companies, it wasn’t until 1998 that the firm debuted its own collection.
The label specialises in producing leather business and travel items including suitcases, bags, luggage and other smaller accessories such as phone cases and key holders.
Now Chairman and CEO, Palmieri said the opening sets in motion plans for further international expansion.
“The opening of our first London store gives us great satisfaction. The Regent Street address is absolutely perfect for a brand like Piquadro… Such an extraordinary location will make a great contribution in terms of image, international visibility and sales.”
Piquadro’s Regent Street interiors were designed by a fellow Italian, architect Karim Azzabi. The space is minimal, with built-in white shelving housing the brand’s luggage, while smaller accessories are on show in glass-topped units.
The new store also offers customers an interactive shopping experience with the inclusion of a video wall. The feature can be activated using any smartphone to view the product’s full features.
Despite being open for business now, Piquadro will be hosting an official launch party at the retail location on April 29th.
Price points for the company’s spring/summer 2014 collection, which includes weekend bags, backpacks and wallets, start at £35, going up to £409.
For more information visit Piquadro.com.
Piquadro London Flagship
67 Regent Street,
Piquadro London Flagship Store