Shoppers covet pieces like the Gucci Nouveau fringe bag. — Photo courtesy of Gucci
When designing this shopping mecca, the team studied sites from Rockefeller Center and Milan to Beaver Creek and London, and they conducted extensive research close to home, too, surveying Northwest consumers to help define "the ultimate shopping experience."
After visiting more than 25 cities around the world in order to capture "the essence and character of the world’s most vital community spaces," they brought back to the Pacific Northwest what they deemed to be the best of the best.
The result? The Bravern boasts a mix of traditional and contemporary - classic architecture and lush landscaping (Think quaint European village.) combined with Northwest sensibilities.
Gucci leads the pack when it comes to timeless, fashion-forward ensembles. — Photo courtesy of Gucci
Italian luxury retailer Gucci now opens its world flagship location at The Bravern in late spring. Gucci, founded in Florence in 1921, embodies "high fashion, Italian style, traditional craftsmanship and global consciousness." Its newest location sets up in the Pacific Northwest in a luxurious 8,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Piazza Sempione, Brooks Brothers and DNA 2050.
Gucci's exquisitely crafted luxury goods showcase "thoroughly modern sensibility" and include handbags, shoes, fashion collections, children’s clothing, small leather goods, jewelry, fragrances and other timeless lifestyle items.
One thing's for certain: high fashion just took yet another step up in The Bravern in Bellevue.