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Good..thanks, Iloveitall.....it says a "department store" but I guess it will just be a single tiny shop.

I have read about it in Lux Magazine. Thanks for uploading...but I do hope that this place will all have individual flagship stores. ....but I predict it will be a single small 100 sqm shop with some isolated sections dedicated to individual brands (the so-called "shop in shop"-system). Africa is not Asia where one finds entire multi-level department stores dedicated to one single brand. Unfortunately, in Africa we always settle for mediocrity - at best (with the sole exception of SA that aims higher).

But let´s wait and see... their webpage is still under construction

http://ducarmo.com/
 

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As I predicted...it is a "shop in shop" concept of just 900 sqm..well it is bigger than I initially thought but nothing that would justify the label of a department store. It is still too small.


Pangaea Luxury Group abriu a primeira department store premium de Angola, com 20 marcas de luxo. Harrods e Galerias Lafayette inspiram armazéns de luxo DuCarmo

22/04/2014 | 12:39 | Dinheiro Vivo

O grupo angolano Pangaea Luxury Group abriu em Luanda a DuCarmo, a primeira department store premium de Angola.

Inaugurado a 10 de abril, o novo espaço tem marcas internacionais de luxo como Armani, Dior, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, entre outras.

DuCarmo é inspirado no conceito de lojas como o Harrods, em Londres:lol:, ou as Galeries Lafayette, em Paris. Na sua liderança está o português Rui Teixeira, antigo gerente das lojas Hugo Boss em Portugal.


Segundo informação disponibilizada pelo grupo, sem revelar nomes, o "DuCarmo resultou da união de três sócios fundadores, que partilham uma paixão pelo estilo de vida quintessencial e um compromisso em juntar as melhores marcas de moda do mundo sob um mesmo teto".


O novo conceito de alta-costura está localizado nas Torres do Carmo, ocupando uma área de vendas de 900 metros quadrados em dois andares


Existe ainda um serviço de arranjos (o Atelier DuCarmo) e um parqueamento privativo para 70 carros, com acesso direto ao primeiro piso, assim como um bar.

A loja abriu com a coleção completa de primavera/verão 2014, antecipando-se a muitos países europeus.

http://www.dinheirovivo.pt/buzz/interior.aspx?content_id=3880936&page=2




I just laughed my head off when the newpaper compared it to Harrods in London..."A source of inspiration":nuts::picard:...They must suffer from complete cognitive misperception. Harrods is a huge super elegant luxurious department store which was bought by a multi-billionaire from Qatar who completely overhauled it by investing lavishly millions of $ into it and made it even more super exquiste and really WORLD CLASS.....I have visited it personally.... we are talking of several thousands sqm of pure luxury, style and sophistication not just 900 sqm which the Luandan "department store" (sorry, cough cough!) will have. 900 sqm on two floors. LOL So much fuss for nothing! Hilarious.
 

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It really infuriates me to read that the developers talk about a department store. ... it is certainly not a department store but a normal luxury shop and nothing more, period.
 
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