Louis Vuitton inaugurated its new Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji flagship store on February 1st. Designed in close collaboration with architects Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, the store welcomes Café V, the first ever Louis Vuitton café, as well as its first restaurant, Sugalabo V, offering cuisine with Franco-Japanese influences. This stunning new flagship reaffirms Louis Vuitton’s long and close relationship with Japan.
Louis Vuitton has been present in Japan since the opening of its first store in Tokyo in 1918 and has always shared a close affinity with the Land of the Rising Sun, anchored in a respect for tradition combined with vibrant modernity. The new Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji is emblematic of this special relationship. Designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoiki, who has worked with Louis Vuitton on many projects over the years, the store is an invitation to embark on a sea-faring journey. It evokes the billowing sails of traditional Higaki-Kaisen cargo ships, a tribute to Osaka’s nautical spirit.