Travel Photo of The Week — Louis Vuitton Store, Hong Kong: Then and Now

Posted by - August 10, 2011 | Category: Asia, Escapes, Hong Kong

I don’t own any Louis Vuitton.  I don’t even own any fake Louis Vuitton.  You just don’t find that stuff at Wal-Mart.  But I did love the exterior of the LV flagship store on Canton Road in Hong Kong. 

I found out afterwards that the trunk façade was put in place while they were renovating the exterior of the building.  Maybe it’s the lighting, or maybe it’s because I have a thing for trunks, but I think the fake façade looks nicer than the finished product.

You be the judge.

Let me know which one you prefer…

Louis Vuitton Store Under Construction

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  1. [email protected] says:

    She hesitates…

    Uh, I agree (that the fake façade looks nicer) – the finished façade is boring and looks like a hodgepodge of broken sidewalk leftovers.

    But the question is…

    Now WHY am I pondering Louis Vuitton before and afters anyway??? 😉

  2. I like the under construction one better. It has a very quirky look to it that I enjoy. The constructed one looks like it could be any store, it’s not unique.

  3. I agree with you. The fake is visually more interesting. That’s a lot of Louis Vuitton stuff to sell to even cover off the rent – quite the store.

    1. It is VERY classy! It even changes colour from gold to silver. But there’s a whole string of upmarket shops along Canton Road, and that trunk made it stand out from the rest.

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