Strolling along Galway Street if you look up, there is no mistaking the shiny new Chanel sign that hangs proudly over the historic Britomart Building doorway. Our first stand-alone store has finally opened. This loft-stye boutique space is home to the very latest makeup collections, as well as a skincare bar and the legendary collection of Les Exclusifs de CHANEL fragrances - Boy being the newest addition to this lineup, and the latest unisex offering from nose Olivier Polge. Think lavender rose, lemon, grapefruit, rose geranium, orange blossom, sandalwood and musk. And from beauty to fashion eyewear, the finishing touch to a well-made up face, the classic codes of the house include white camellias, pearls, tweed and interlaced chain frames. "The opening of the first boutique in New Zealand is a momentous occasion for Chanel’, says David Blakeley, Managing Director Chanel ANZ. "We can deliver an immersive, service orientated experience to our clients in a retail environment that we have specially created to showcase our fragrance, beauty and fashion eyewear offerings together in a new and very exciting Chanel way." We could not wait to visit, and it was a team trip that did not disappoint - the only thing missing was the handbags and accessories - but watch this space - we are convinced they too will come.
Boy, 75ml, $342.
Chanel Britomart Building 35 Galway Street Britomart, Auckland 09 377 0223