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BalenciagaA spacecraft-like boutique has just landed from Mars complete with extraterrestrial black rock and cacti landscaping on Melrose. The second Balenciaga boutique in the U.S. officially opened in mid-March after a two and half year odyssey. A collaborative mind-meld between French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, the 5000 square-foot, two-floor space is a futuristic departure from the label’s other boutiques around the world. Walls are mirrored, silver-leafed or lined with shutter floor-to-ceiling slats regulating the amount of natural light coming in through the windows.

The green, geometric-shaped marble flooring reflects the cool blue glow of the LED fixtures. The VIP dressing room is entirely brushed silver metal with an inviting white hexagonal couch for shopping like it was 2098. When you’ve found the perfect Balenciaga outfit, don’t look for the cash register. In ultimate space-age chic, all transactions are completed discreetly out of sight at silver consoles off the sales floor.

8670 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 854-0557

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