Chanel has opened its second store at London Heathrow Airport, at Terminal 5 – the other store operates at Terminal 3. The 288sq m space was conceived by New York-based architect Peter Marino, who designs Chanel’s boutiques worldwide. The interior is said to take inspiration from the apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel on rue Cambon.
The store features a handbag bar with stools in textured tweed for seating. Opposite the handbag bar, there are dedicated areas for small leathergoods, costume jewellery, ties and scarves. A window at the end of the salon affords views of the runway.
Visitors will also find a second salon featuring gold walls of embossed wallpaper dedicated to ready-to-wear and shoes, furnished with a black iron console by Christophe Come. There is also a fitting room with a specially commissioned artwork depicting an abstract camellia design by Peter Dayton.
At the time of opening the Cruise and the Autumn Winter 2015/16 collections are on display.