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Portview completes first Kate Spade fashion store in Paris

The Kate Spade New York store in Paris which has been completed by Portview Fit-Out in Belfast

CONSTRUCTION specialist Portview Fit-Out has completed work on a new flagship store for American luxury accessory and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York in Paris, marking the brand’s arrival to France following the successful launch of its Regent Street store in London last year.

Located at 418 Rue Saint-Honoré and measuring 185 square metres over two floors, the design scheme created by Kate Spade New York and Househam Henderson radiates opulence, with contrasting white and grey terrazzo tiles, polished brass inlays and railings, and high gloss counter tops.

The design of the store embraces mid-century modern influences while maintaining the authentic aesthetic of the neighbourhood.

The store’s two-level façade was inspired by a traditional Parisian store-front, incorporating painted wood and dark stone accents. Furniture from the Kate Spade New York home collection is blended into the overall store design.

Simon Campbell, managing director of Belfast-based Portview Fit-Out, said: “Working in partnership with Kate Spade New York and Househam Henderson is a delight, largely thanks to our shared passion for creating exceptional spaces, experiences and solutions for people to enjoy.

“Our goal is to make our clients’ vision our mission and that’s exactly what we’ve done here."

He added: “This is the second retail project we’ve fitted for Kate Spade New York, with the completion of the Regent Street store in London last year and the Paris flagship location this summer.

"It was a real team effort from our outstanding employees and we take great pride in having completed another stand-out project in one of the world’s fashion capitals.”

Joinery and cabinet work were designed in the US and fitted by Portview. The unique lighting scheme sourced Sputnik fittings from the US which were rewired for local currents, giving the store a distinctive American ambience.

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