In Pictures: The "Choo" store launch in Bangalore
By Staff Reporter | Published: August 18 2010
The super luxe accessories label, Jimmy Choo recently upped the high end glamour quotient for Bangalore with the opening of its third Indian boutique at UB City.
Jimmy Choo store in Bangalore at The Collection, UB City
Jimmy Choo is now in Bangalore! The store launch was announced with the arrival of socialites, fashionistas and celebrities at a swish cocktail with fine wine and delicate hors d'oeuvres, literally "to boot". Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandes perfectly accessorised with Jimmy Choo shoes & bags was also present to celebrate the launch of the store.
Mercy Snakeprint Choo and the Sky Khaki Stud Hobo style bag
The store is located at The Collection, UB City, a premier luxury shopping destination that houses a mix of top international fashion brands.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the full Jimmy Choo brand experience to southern India; this store will join boutiques in New Delhi and Mumbai” says Tamara Mellon - Founder & Chief Creative Officer. It’s a fascinating city, with an unusual blend of tradition and modernity and a rich cultural history.
Vani Ganpathy and Mrs. Reddy at the Bangalore Jimmy Choo Store launch
UB City offers the most luxurious shopping in Bangalore, so it is the ideal location for a Jimmy Choo boutique. We are pleased to offer our customers Jimmy Choo’s distinctive service and unique shopping experience in such a refined and inviting environment.
Wray Whitestud Ballerinas and a Red Blythe bag
Celebrities, socialites and VIP customers joined media and business associates for the preview of the 2010 Fall Winter Collection of extensive Jimmy Choo shoes, handbags, small leather goods, sunglasses and soft accessories. Guests were also shown the beautiful Autumn/Winter 2010 ad campaign with supper model Amber Valletta; shot by Ines Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin at The St Regis hotel in New York City.
Sunita Malkani & Natalie Malkani with nieces
The collection is about all-out sex appeal, sensuality & female empowerment, that has long been a mainstay of Jimmy Choo’s lexicon. Nowhere are these attributes explored more than in this season’s luxe collection. Besides the latest in Fall Winter, one can also get their hands on newly launched Jimmy Choo Trainers & the Choo 24/7 Collection ‘perfect shoe wardrobe’, the covetable capsule collection, with updated versions of Tamara Mellon’s favourite styles in a variety of colours, materials and heel heights.
This unique space reflects the global design store concept, echoing the sensibility of the Jimmy Choo brand, evoking the architectural glamour of a 1940’s boutique. The gentle harmonious beige interior colour scheme comprises a palette of ivory, pale rose, lilac and sand, inspired by the brand’s house colours. While the elegant silver of the Jimmy Choo lettering is echoed in the decorative elements: mother of pearl finishes, satin boiserie wall panelling and crystal drop chandeliers.
Deepika Gehani & Siddharth Poojari- Owner Citybar
Iridescent surfaces, plush out sized furniture with soft fabrics and honey lighting creates the perfect setting for you to try on those exquisite Choo’s and make them your own designs.
'I want it to feel as though you are walking into a lady's dressing room, a woman's boudoir,' commented Tamara Mellon OBE, Jimmy Choo President and Founder, describing the feminine, luxurious and intimate surroundings.
Enigma Black stilettos and Zoe Stud clutch
Jimmy Choo, the label was founded by Tamara Mellon in 1996. With a heritage in luxury footwear, Jimmy Choo today encompasses a complete luxury lifestyle accessory brand with women’s shoes, handbags, small leather goods, sunglasses and eyewear. Its products are available in the growing network of Jimmy Choo freestanding stores as well as in the most prestigious department, specialty and duty free stores worldwide. From its original base in the United Kingdom and United States, the Jimmy Choo store network now encompasses over 100 locations in 32 countries.
Joshua Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, and Tamara Mellon, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, are in charge of the company's development which today enjoys the stature of one of the world's most treasured and prominent luxury brands.