Louis Vuitton Island Maison
The french for 'home' this Louis Vuitton "mall" occupies a whole floating island. It is 2 levels, with accessories apparel, also fitted with a bookstore consisting of travel, design and art pieces. The art gallery also has refined pieces of art for sale by famous artists. It is also the first ever Louis Vuitton Maison in Southeast Asia.
There are A LOT of LV merchandise here. From the classic print bags, to leather shoes, to kashmir shirts, you can practically find anything here. The one feature that attracted me has to be the 'art gallery' of sorts. There, you can learn more about the history of this brand, as well as purchase pieces from up-and-coming artists. My ex was so enthralled with a book she found, that she decided to buy it there. I have to admit that it was probably a steal.
Very interesting place. It's much more than a boutique.
Inside the outlet there's a 'museum' that showcased works of art and also a book store that sold books on various designers and artsy stuff. Quick note: It is actually connected to the LV outlet at MBS itself ! Like every LV outlet in Singapore, it is also infiltrated by many Chinese tourists but it also depends on the time that you visit the store.
The two-level store has almost every LV product in it but I think the atmosphere is quite intimidating with the staff looking at your every move.
The store is gigantic! Housing scarves, handbags, menswear, ladies apparel, heels and accessories galore, this Louis Vuitton Maison is a sight for sore eyes! There is even an elevator for those unable or simply lazy to take the stairs, but I recommend taking the stairs and admiring the view of the entire store from the second floor.
Most of the patrons are tourists from all over the world, with little actually purchasing anything. Majority of the folks here are in the store for the same purpose as I am- looking, but not buying. Of course, you do have the occasional tai-tai with Louis Vuitton paper bags in tow.
An escalator leading to the basement of the Maison and connecting to the Shoppes at the Marina Bay Sands houses art from artists all over the globe and Louis Vuitton coffee-table books for sale. Those would make good and unquestionably more affordable gifts.
Either way, I recommend you visit the Louis Vuitton Maison at least once. You definitely won't be getting anything, but the experience is fascinating and you can see the influence and impact this French label has made in the world, particularly Singapore.