The LVMH owned Louis Vuitton will open its first Vuitton café and restaurant named Le Café V next month in Osaka, Japan. The restaurant will be housed on the top floor of Vuitton’s new four-level Maison Osaka Midosuji in a new building designed by architect Jun Aoki.
Louis Vuitton’s Le Café V will open February 15 at its new flagship boutique Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji in Japan which is set to open February 1, according to the exclusive report from WomensWearDaily. The parent company to Louis Vuitton already has several hospitality brands under its portfolio but this will be the first full service restaurant inside a Louis Vuitton store which could signal more to come. The upcoming restaurant confirmation was made to WWD by Chairman and CEO of Vuitton Michael Burke, during the unveiling of the Sewelô, a 1,748-carat stone billed as the second-largest rough diamond ever discovered. “Burke also hinted that eateries and even hotels could be a future expansion avenue for the mega brand.”
Le Café V will be located on the top floor of Vuitton’s new four-level Osaka maison, with a menu by celebrated Japanese chef Yosuke Suga, an adjoining bar and a generously sized terrace. Next to the bar will be Sugalabo V, serving only dinner to a lucky few via an open kitchen mirroring the Tokyo branch of Sugalabo. LV is wading into familiar territory that other luxury retailers have been serving their picky clientele. You’ll know that Ralph Lauren was one of the early pioneers in the luxury wear meets food front with the opening of RL here in Chicago. Can’t wait to make a trip to Osaka for this in the future.
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