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Gucci is pleased to announce the opening of its renovated Suria KLCC store in the centre of the city. The store spans 4,438 square feet and houses a full array of men’s and women’s accessories: a variety of luggage bags, handbags, shoes, small leather goods, eyewear, fragrances, watches and jewellery. With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet armchairs and vintage dark wood display furniture offset harder surfaces and industrial elements such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested, not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s new collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern features juxtaposed with the industrial and romantic, a concept that complements the House’s product offerings.The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display units contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; round tables offset rectangular ones; varnished iron wall finishes complement pale pink or peacock blue velvets. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous velvet chairs, while vintage rugs are layered over each other for a warm textured effect. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.